"We like some of our other options in right field, really," Riggleman said. "Elijah was great."Really?
My quick thoughts:
The Nats must have thought that Elijah had been completely figured out by opposing pitchers and was not making the necessary corrections fast enough to play this season.
The other options they like so much aren't all that great. As noted elsewhere Morse is probably the best bet to start and to perform but he's a 28 yr old with limited success so far. Should he be ok? Yeah. Could he suck? Yeah. Willie Harris is also a solid choice and would give the Nats a pretty good defensive outfield while not taking away much from last year's offense (not adding much either but that's not the point... I guess). The other guys Maxwell, Bernadina, are filler.
Another idea has this as a move to keep Desmond on the team... in the outfield. Crazy? Probably.