Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Division of Labor

With Nats-blogging popping up on the BLS charts as one of the hot new industries, there are lots of things that they're covering that I haven't.

  • Nationals Farm Authority looks at the Nats recent micro-flurry of transactions. Bye Osik, Halama, and Osuna. Accordingly, they added three minor leaguers to the 40-man roster. Check him out for the farm-fresh details.

  • Nasty Nats does a good job with the weepy wrapup that I couldn't write. Rogers Hornsby may have been a bastard (and as bad going back on popups as Guzman), but he was right about one thing. Rocket'll tell you what.

  • To Pierre, or not to Pierre? Curly W says yea. Nationals Interest says nay. Me? Depends on the price.

  • Last, and definitely not least, is Distinguished Senators and their all-ancient history, Simmons-hating, swear-infused playoff preview. He's a lot like me. But smart. And funny.


    • I expounded on my support for Juan Pierre in a post at the Curly W. Good summary of the other blogging going on there. It will be interesting to see how some of these debates start to unfold.

      By Blogger Brandon Kriner, at 10/04/2005 4:13 PM  

    • Juan Pierre never draws a large number of walks, but his OBP should typically be better than it was this season. He provides a nice glove in our big park and much-needed speed, obviously. And perhaps the biggest thing is that he is durable; he hasn't missed a game in three seasons. And let's face it, even if his OBP is no better, just being healthy is a major plus for this plagued team, not to mention the other factors I mentioned.

      Who else is out there that would be anything resembling a leadoff hitter? Outside of Johnny Damon, there is nothing.

      By Blogger WeatherMike, at 10/04/2005 9:54 PM  

    • I can't imagine Johnny Damon on the Nats. He just doesn't seem like our "type" if that makes any sense.

      By Blogger Brandon Kriner, at 10/04/2005 10:44 PM  

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