Nationals Baseball: Once every 5 days or so Eddie

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Once every 5 days or so Eddie

Ok this is going a bit far.

39 year olds with 4.65 ERAs over the past 3 years are not wily veterans. They are last chance signings. The type of player you invite to Spring Training as a favor (hey Jeffrey Hammonds! Want a trip to Florida?) Where as Matt Capps was a decent gamble, a young reliever who had an off year last year but was dominant prior to that - most likely caused by overuse in 2006 and 2007. Guardado isn't. If the Nats truly feel they need that second FA bullpen arm - this guy ain't it.

Still - assuming it's a cheapy signing it would be a minor complaint. This has to have been a nice holiday season for Nats fans. I'll probably be out for a while. Merry Christmas! Enjoy your forced time off of work no matter how you spend it!

3 comments:

Bryan said...

Merry Christmas.

pe.kelly11 said...

Look at his stats away from Arlington, they're stellar.

His role is not as a bullpen guy per se, but more of a mentor. Putz and Francisco credit him with their transition to closing.

Harper said...

They are pretty good. I do wonder if that is all Arlington because he wasn't all that bad in 2008 in that park. What worries me more though is the fact more and more lefties are batting against Eddie and hitting him. That's something to watch. Still - a minor league deal for the guy is totally worthwhile.