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Colome Released

From the Associated Press:

The Washington Nationals have released right-handed reliever Jesus Colome.
Colome went 2-2 with a 4.31 ERA in 61 appearances last season for the Nationals, who finished a majors-worst 59-102. In 2007, his first season with the Nationals, Colome was 5-1 with a 3.82 ERA in 61 games.
In eight major league seasons with Tampa Bay and Washington, he is 18-25 with six saves and a 4.50 ERA.
Wednesday's move leaves 38 players on Washington's 40-man roster.

By Tracee Hamilton  |  December 10, 2008; 3:47 PM ET
 
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Comments

*does a happy dance*

addition by subtraction!

Wily Mo Pena next, please!

Posted by: MrMadison | December 10, 2008 4:08 PM | Report abuse

I would have thought that the cute headline would be here...

Posted by: wigi | December 10, 2008 4:33 PM | Report abuse

Right you are Mr. Madison......Pena, Casto, Montz, Estrada, Clippard....all could come off the 40 man roster and not hurt the team in the least....I would hope they sign 3 or 4 Rule 5 guys tomorrow in hopes of keeping the best 1 on the 25 man roster after spring training.....a lot of dead weight on the 40 man right now.

Posted by: JayBeee | December 10, 2008 4:36 PM | Report abuse

We wish him and his infection prone buttocks well...

Posted by: BergmannonMan | December 10, 2008 4:37 PM | Report abuse

You may be doing a dance now, but abscess will make the heart grow fonder.

E. Litella

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | December 10, 2008 4:38 PM | Report abuse

One would think that a non-specialty relief pitcher like Calamity would be among the most fungible items in MLB. After all, every team has to have SOMEBODY in the minor leagues who can be paid minimum salary to toss a few innings of mop-up relief twice a eek. Other than having "veteran experience," what is the actual value of having a guy like this take up space on a major league roster?

Posted by: leetee1955 | December 10, 2008 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the laugh, "Emily." Should we observe a moment of silence for the end of the Colome era? Oh wait, it's Colome, better make that a few l-o-o-n-g moments. He did kind of bottom out, I guess. At least he can take heart in the fact that he will no longer be the butt of our jokes. heh heh.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | December 10, 2008 5:35 PM | Report abuse

Hard to argue that he was not the back end of his career. ZING!

Posted by: BergmannonMan | December 10, 2008 5:46 PM | Report abuse

Bing-Bam-Boom - Thank you, Ladies & Gentlemen, we're here through the weekend, no cover, two drink minimum.
I can't compete with the punnery here, but will say that's one less Arbitration case to fret over the winter.

Posted by: BinM | December 10, 2008 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Woohoo. Next Pena then Saul Rivera followed by Kearns.

Posted by: thisismydcsportsopinion | December 10, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

So long, Holey-Butt. We hardly knew ye.

Posted by: Juan-John | December 10, 2008 10:14 PM | Report abuse

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