Saturday, April 01, 2006

And Then There's This

Pedro Astacio, we hardly knew ye.

Looks like DM, or perhaps even little DM, will be pitching for the Nats this year. If you did not know, DM has a sinker / slider and generally tries to run the ball in on lefties. He's not tricky. He doesn't light up the radar gun. But he's got guts, and sometimes that's all that counts.

In all seriousness, this leaves the rotation in utter shambles. It's likely that a guy like Jon Rauch slides into the fifth spot, but he needs to be stretched out to be able to even pitch five innings. Luckily, they won't need a fifth starter for a while, and one would think they could get someone up to 100 pitches in two weeks.

This is looking more and more like a 57-105 debacle.


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