Tonight, in GAME #4, after a day off the young, exciting, fresh, inspiring, hopeful, new-look, Nats are starting Jerry Hairston Jr AND Alex Cora.
Last Year's Stats & Current Age
Hairston (35) : .244 /.299 /. 353
Cora (35) : .210 / .266 / .278
I'm not as defeatist on this year's team as some (which is weird because I'm pretty defeatist in general), but the bench is pretty terrible. You can stack it with veterans if you want, Rizzo, but make sure your manager then knows these are guys you play only when you HAVE to, not guys you work into the rotation like they are viable major league players anymore.