Wednesday, February 11, 2009

State of the Nationals

Now that the Nats have signed Adam Dunn to a 2 year deal, there are a ton of options available. Our pitching is still suspect at best. We can hope for breakout years out of Cabrera, Hill, Zimmermann and Balester and sustained success out of Hanrahan, Lannan, Rivera and Perez, but all (or even most) of that happening is impossible.

If we want to be truly excited about this move, we need to do more. We need to deal some combination of Milledge, Kearns, Pena, Johnson, Young, Willingham to get pitching. We need to draft Stephen Strasburg. We need to draft a college player at 10th overall. We need to sign Orlando Hudson or Ray Durham. We need to sign Will Ohman and maybe Juan Cruz.

This team is starting to look solid. But there's no reason to put together half of a good baseball team. Get some pitching and I'll be excited.


  1. This comment has nothing to do with the Gnats, but I dreamed about you last nite. And Jake. And Cam. OK, before you get weirded out...At rising 9th-grade orientation last nite, I showed your super Journalism Promo Flick that y'all made with Jordy 2 years ago. Showed it three times, so it's pretty ingrained in my subconscious. I dreamed that I retired and the 3 of you were hired to take my place. Scary!

  2. I can't beat the previous comment but the Nats are looking a lot better now than a few months ago. Maybe they didn't sign Crow on purpose...


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