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McGeary deal done!

It's inside 15 minutes of the deadline, but a source close to the negotiations between the Nationals and left-handed pitcher Jack McGeary, who they selected in the sixth round of the June draft, said that a deal is done. McGeary is prepared to forego his scholarship to Stanford -- which seemed like a commitment he would honor on the day of the draft -- and sign a professional contract with the Nationals.

I do not yet have terms, and they may be difficult to get tonight. I do not expect an announcement tonight. Neither Stan Kasten nor Jim Bowden have commented on the deal.

This is, however, a huge coup for the Nationals. Let me get some stuff done for the paper and then fire up another entry. Think of it this way: Three left-handed pitchers, three first-round talents (in Washington's eyes), and all three deals done (Detwiler, Smoker, McGeary).

By Barry Svrluga  |  August 15, 2007; 11:47 PM ET
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Posted by: NatsNut | August 15, 2007 11:56 PM | Report abuse

dancing in my living room again.

Posted by: NatsNut | August 15, 2007 11:57 PM | Report abuse

This goes out to all of you who thought the Plan might be a joke. This is putting your money where your Kasten is.

Posted by: Nats444 | August 15, 2007 11:59 PM | Report abuse

HALLELUJAH! Holy S#!%... Where's the Tylenol?

Posted by: with regards to Clark Griswold | August 15, 2007 11:59 PM | Report abuse

And a bit of a coup as well for a certain thorough, careful reporter (you spell it just like you say it!) and a bit of egg on the face for a certain house organist.

Posted by: Sam | August 16, 2007 12:00 AM | Report abuse

Great Week for Pitching,




Now McGreary!

Wooooo Hooooo!!!!!!

Posted by: estuartj | August 16, 2007 12:03 AM | Report abuse

To review, the Lerners have, to date:

- hired a crack team of scouts
- cut dead-weight has-beens from payroll
- found some surprises
- drafted top talent
- signed some core vets for the bench/clubhouse
- fired Aramark for next year
- signed all the top draft picks

What's left on our wish list for the Plan at the beginning of the year? Big name free agent? Anything else?

I think these owners are turning out to be pretty good.

Posted by: Section 506 (After moving) | August 16, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

terms are up on Barry's newer post

Posted by: Anonymous | August 16, 2007 12:05 AM | Report abuse

well i hear they still need to pay some more funds for the stadium, but i am flat out impressed out by the ownership, front office, the whole nine yards.

barry why with the (in Washington's eyes) comment? all three have solid track records!

Posted by: nats4life | August 16, 2007 1:25 AM | Report abuse

NOW HOW am I supposed to fall asleep!

Posted by: GP | August 16, 2007 1:33 AM | Report abuse

This is great news. I did not expect the NATS to sign him. Kudos to all above who could stay up so late.

Posted by: Section 417 Row 8 Seat 9 | August 16, 2007 8:30 AM | Report abuse

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