Sunday, June 26, 2005

What Do These Men Have In Common?

Ted Lilly.
Miguel Batista.
Jason Johnson.
Ryan Franklin.
Gil Meche.
Aaron Sele.
Aaron Harang.
Josh Fogg.
Mark Redman.
Kip Wells.
Josh Fogg.

They're all veteran pitchers at or near the end of their current contracts who play for teams who aren't legitimately contending for a playoff spot, and who could probably pitch more effectively than Tony Armas.

Some (Johnson) are clearly better than others (Sele). And some would take more than others to get.

But, this is a starting point of names that Bowden needs to be investigating soon. Because with Tony Armas (let's face it -- 10 starts is enough to show that he doesn't have it) and Ryan Drese in the rotation, you're playing craps in 40% of your games.

Maybe Sunny Kim is the answer? Maybe Tomo Ohka was?

Either way, it needs an answer soon.

And that's even before we look at another bad outing by the clearly over-worked Luis Ayala.

Despite all the happy and good feelings, I suspect we're nearing an edge of a cliff. It's time for Bowden to nudge us back to safety.


  • nothing, well nothing in the sense that none will be playing for the nats this season or next but there is a different blockbuster trade that is in the works involving our newly beloved nats....

    the yankees are in trouble and what they are doing about it is unloading, there first mistake was signing randy johnson to a three year deal, the man being over forty and all, second is that even though gary sheffield is an outstanding player, he's a head case...

    well now i think they can just call our nationals the division winners because both allstars and future hall of famers i just mentioned are coming to D.C.

    the trade would send livian hernadez and jose guillen and a prospect to be named later to the yankees for randy johnson and gary sheffield. this is a great day to be a nationals fan and i only hope to see this trade approved

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/29/2005 10:50 AM  

  • yes this anonymous writer here acually has some credibility... he seems to know what he's talking about also i have heard buzz that these four players are talked about as players that could be traded in a three team deal with the rockies. jason jennings and royce clayton are also names on the table. the big thing to remember here is that there is still one month to the trading deadline so don't get your hopes up.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/29/2005 1:14 PM  

  • why in sweet mercy would anyone be interested in royce clayton?!

    By Blogger Rocket1124, at 6/29/2005 1:20 PM  

  • royce clayton is a good CF with a average bat if it is feilding the yankees are looking for then hes their guy

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/29/2005 1:22 PM  

  • you obviously have no clue what you're talking about. Clayton is a shortstop for the diamondbacks.

    By Blogger Rocket1124, at 6/29/2005 1:25 PM  

  • i think that if there are different players other than johnson and livian hernandez then this deal could happen...the thing is that those players are to big to be in a deal invoving rockies players and jose guillen, maybe some bulpen guys or prospects

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/29/2005 1:27 PM  

  • excuse me not clayton, preston wilson. sorry, clayton is another name that has been thrown around in the recent trades [/I]to the rockies for reliever/starter Byung hyung kim

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6/29/2005 1:31 PM  

  • "barry"= 6-4-2 rob?

    By Blogger pete, at 6/29/2005 1:43 PM  

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