2) The Nats are not.
That's all I have to say on that subject.
In other news, Philly Killer John Lannan took out Cole Hamels with a bunt last night to add to his list of casualties. Lannan's blinding speed caused Hamels to rush and sprain his ankle.
The Zim Streak continues and Fangraphs takes a look at it (1 sentence review: CHONE says he can keep it up!!).
Guzman is back from the DL, sending Alberto Gonzalez down to AAA in the process. Fine with me.
Closer-by-committee? Works for me. But how are Julian Tavarez and Kip Wells your closers and not Jason Bergmann? And am I the only one who thinks they gave up on Mock wayyyyyy too early with only 1 bad outing in 4 games (well, 1 bad outing and 1 meh outing).
Shell's gone and Ledezma stays. I really wish that was reversed. Shell is no Mariano Rivera, but he's at least league-average in my book and Ledezma's lack of control makes me want to hurl.
That's all I've got. Better get your umbrellas out so you don't get drooled on by ESPN's Crosby/Ovechkinfest. The single reason why I rooted for NJ to beat Carolina in the first round-so we wouldn't have to put up with this crap.
Edit-link to CBS Sports talking to Nats players about the possibility of Strasburg making a kagillion dollars. Common quote: " 'Good for him,' Josh Willingham said. 'I'm not mad at anyone for getting paid.' "