Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: AdamKilgoreWP and PostSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Sports and Redskins  |  RSS

Morning Reading

Sorry for the skeletal blog post this morning. I am hustling to catch a plane to San Francisco, where cooler temperatures and one very tall left-hander await. Tonight against the Nats, Randy Johnson goes for career win No. 298. You can read about his previous start here; the Chronicle's Henry Schulman gives some good info about the Big Unit's up-and-down season. But know this: Johnson has had three starts this year at home, three on the road.

Home: 2-1, 1.89 ERA, .148 Opp AVG
Away: 0-2, 11.37 ERA, .373 Opp AVG

The contrast between Johnson (who started his career with outlandish control problems) and Daniel Cabrera is worth watching. Cabrera has the raw tools to dominate; in theory, he can throw in the upper 90s. When the Nats first signed Cabrera, the right-hander's old pitching coach, Leo Mazzone, spoke with Washington pitching coach Randy St. Claire. "Leo told me that Daniel Cabrera, any time he takes the mound, he has the possibility of throwing a no-hitter," St. Claire said. "Every single time. I mean his stuff is that good."

... And six starts into the year, we have seen exactly zero evidence of it. So how long do the Nats stick with Cabrera, enduring his present miseries for the slight (and ever-dwindling) chance that something "clicks"? Maybe St. Claire has some thoughts. He was once a teammate, after all, of Randy Johnson.

So, now for some morning reading...

The game story from yesterday's 10-8 loss.

The notebook, featuring the still-hitless Alex Cintron.

A.J. Hinch, the "Sarah Palin of surprise managerial choices," gets his first win.

Felipe Lopez apologizes.

The Giants greet Washington riding a wave of momentum.

By Chico Harlan  |  May 11, 2009; 10:15 AM ET
 
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Another High-Scoring Loss
Next: Milledge Suffers Broken Finger in Syracuse

Comments

Why would we dump someone who's a perfectly functional 5th starter in the league?

Yes, he sucks. Yes, he's terrible to watch.

But he's a fifth starter. And unless there's someone absolutely beating down the door with amazing performances (ala Zimmermann), then leave him in to absorb some innings.

Look around the league and see how many lousy pitchers there are. He's fine at the back of a rotation; we just expect too much from him, wanting him to be a #3 or #4 because of this myth that he can throw hard.

Posted by: Uncle_Teddy | May 11, 2009 10:32 AM | Report abuse

I concur with Uncle_Teddy. Cabrera certainly hasn't been good, but he has, for the most part, kept the team in the game in his starts. I don't know the stats off the top of my head, but I think a couple of those starts, he left the game with the lead. His ERA is actually lower than Randy Johnson's (and Scott Olsen's, and several other people's). No, he hasn't been "quality," but I bet his record would be a lot better with decent defense and a decent bullpen.

Posted by: ac42 | May 11, 2009 10:39 AM | Report abuse

"Leo told me that Daniel Cabrera, any time he takes the mound, he has the possibility of throwing a no-hitter," St. Claire said. "Every single time. I mean his stuff is that good."

Yeah, but what Leo meant by that is that any time Cabrera takes the mound there is the possibility he'll hit none of the opposing batsmen. That one I believe could actually happen. A no-hitter? When pigs fly. And the swine already flu, didn't they? Where's my no-hitter, Randy?

Posted by: GalRevelsInPee | May 11, 2009 11:00 AM | Report abuse

The Lopez apology is absolutely delicious!

Shadenfreude defined.

Posted by: NatsNut | May 11, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

Craig Stammen had another solid outing for Suracuse. Would Rather see him then Cabrera

Posted by: JDB1 | May 11, 2009 11:05 AM | Report abuse

I have to confess, the part of this morning's reading that got me most hopeful was the "Felipe Lopez apologizes" part.

I thought we might actually get an apology from Felipe for mailing it in for at least 75% of his career in a Nationals uniform. Yes, I am apparently that optimistic. Of course, we'll never get such an apology.

More germane to that article, if AZ manager Hinch honestly thinks that's the last time that Felipe will loaf down the first-base line, any Nationals fan of the Felipe Lopez era could quickly disabuse him of that misguided notion. All you gotta do is ask, Hinch.

Posted by: faNATic | May 11, 2009 11:09 AM | Report abuse

Enough with this 'is not', 'is too' Dunn trade nonsense. It can't and won't happen for all kinds of reasons including economics and common sense. I'm in the trade Nick Johnson while he's healthy camp. I love Nick, but we are tempting fate. Trade him now! Perhaps the Red Sox would have some interest with Youkilis on the shelf. Plenty of other teams too.

(BTW, emphatically 'is not').

Posted by: natbiscuits | May 11, 2009 11:11 AM | Report abuse

While I appreciate what Uncle_Teddy is saying, I don't agree with it. The reason is he's no longer showing the stuff that gives him "the possibility of throwing a no-hitter" anytime he takes the mind. He's barely hitting 90 and he still can't throw strikes. He's either hurt or lost the plot.

It's just not worth getting into a debate about Cabrera. It's a matter of time before he goes. A few more good starts from Stammen and a few more lousy ones from Cabrera should do the trick.

Posted by: baltova1 | May 11, 2009 11:13 AM | Report abuse

Meanwhile, almost nobody says a peep about the similarly soft-tossing lefty with the 7 ERA...

Posted by: Uncle_Teddy | May 11, 2009 11:16 AM | Report abuse

"The reason is he's no longer showing the stuff that gives him "the possibility of throwing a no-hitter" anytime he takes the [mound]"

Simply not true. There is a distinct possibility on any given night that he'll have to be yanked from the game before he throws a pitch close enough to the plate to be hit.

Posted by: joebleux | May 11, 2009 11:19 AM | Report abuse

ERA isn't really the greatest indicator of a pitcher's capabilities. Nor is W/L record for that matter. I believe the purest method of measuring a pitcher's credentials is either his WHIP or his K/BB ratios per 9 innings.

Cabrera through 6 starts has a 1.82 whip. The WORST whip in the majors last year among qualifying pitchers (min 162 IP) was 1.76. He's putting close to 2 baserunners on per inning. Only because fully 1/3 of his runs have been deemed unearned is his ERA not as bad as Olsen's.

Cabrera has 22 walks and only 10 ks in 29 2/3 innings. Those numbers should at the very minimum be reversed.

Bergmann and Balester may have had high ERAs last year but at least they weren't putting base runners on at the clip that Olsen and Cabrera have.

The Nationals are 0-6 in Cabrera starts and 1-5-1 in Olsen's starts. Neither guy is giving us a chance to win. I think that in and among itself says we give someone else a chance.

Posted by: tboss | May 11, 2009 11:21 AM | Report abuse

Well, if you're looking for good measure of pitcher's value, those aren't much better than ERA either.

For one, those values are inflated because of all the four-out innings he's had to get. He's been supported terribly by the defense behind him. That doesn't excuse him for not sucking it up and getting it done, but a bunch of those extra H + BB have come when player's have booted easy balls.

(And despite what Carp says, it's not usually because they've been standing around)

Posted by: Uncle_Teddy | May 11, 2009 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Ha, Hinch trusts Lopez not to loaf it again?! As if the guy does not have a multi YEAR history of doing so! That guy has talent in a big way -- from the neck down he is a player.

Cabrera gets a bit of a bad rap -- he's really no worse than Olsen (Olsen has been easier to hit and is ERA is 3 points higher) and the club has not exactly been 7 Ozzie Smiths and a Johnny Bench behind him. Not to say he has been good, of course, but I am not ready to give up on the guy at this point. I'll give him 10 starts.

Posted by: dfh21 | May 11, 2009 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Uncle Teddy, I'm with you, Daniel ain't the problem. Cabrera is all that I expected. Boswell is probably right (wow!) that Manny should leave him out there for more than 94 pitches per start to get full 'value' for him.

Olsen, on the other hand, must be hurt. He has pitched poorly from day one of Spring Training. No way that guy won 30 games with the Fish pitching like he does now. Stammen's gonna be here very soon but it would be easier and make more sense to DL Olsen and let Stammen take his place than it would be to DFA Cabrera. Besides, I don't plan on subjecting myself to a late night watching Danny pitch tonight; my TV has an off button.

Posted by: Section314 | May 11, 2009 11:30 AM | Report abuse

Quick and silly question. Is this the tallest combination of starting pitchers ever? Cabrera is 6'9" and Johnson is 6' 11". That is a lot of inches...

Just curious.

Posted by: NatsWin | May 11, 2009 11:33 AM | Report abuse

Exactly. The key to watching Cabrera's starts is to watch them in the boxscore the next morning. :)

Don't get excited by Stammen's ERA. Look at his career stats. Maybe he's turned a corner, but he's got a profile of a ground-baller with so-so stuff.

That can work in fits and starts, but isn't the recipe for someone who's going to have a long career. (Unless he can dramatically improve his command)

Posted by: Uncle_Teddy | May 11, 2009 11:35 AM | Report abuse

Minor league pitchers (i.e., Stammen, Bergmann, Clippard) seem to be the equivalent of backup quarterbacks. They're the most popular guys in the organization.

That being said, I'm in favor of bringing Bergmann up for middle relief and sending Kensing or Mock down. Probably Kensing.

Go Nats!

Posted by: usmc53 | May 11, 2009 12:00 PM | Report abuse

There is a simple problem with both Olsen and Cabrera right now. They both had their most success when they coudl throw hard, mid 90s (or better for Crab). They can't anymore. Olsen has had his speed down for over a year, and Crab has lost speed for several years. In both cases, K rates and contact rates are evidence of the effect, but are the results of the problem rather than the problem. Unless both these guys get the velocity back and canmake hitters swing and miss, they are not going to have success. Whether they should be replaced or not depends on how it affects the development of the team's prospects and what sort of reclamation alternative you think is worth the cost.

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | May 11, 2009 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Let us know how that works out for you, Hinchey...

---

Hinch decided not to set an example by further reprimanding Lopez.

"I addressed it with him; he apologized and said it wouldn't happen again, and I trust him," Hinch said.

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | May 11, 2009 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Hehe - love the FLop bit. Some things never change (or people).

I'm excited to see the guys on Wednesday at AT&T! Martis vs. Zito - should be good.

Posted by: PattyinSJ | May 11, 2009 12:10 PM | Report abuse

Good to know that you'll be representing us, Patty!

Posted by: natsfan1a1 | May 11, 2009 12:11 PM | Report abuse

Who has the most fundamentally sound team top-to-bottom in the majors? Decades ago people would site the Dodgers and Orioles. The Royals were good for many years. The Twins have historircally been good, but I can't say I really know which teams in 2009 are performing at a high level in the field, on the basepaths, and in situational hitting. If you look at the standings you can guess that the Blue Jays, Dodgers, and Cardinals are near the top, but talent plays a role too.

Nominations for the best teams in terms of fundamentals - fielding, baserunning, and situational hitting?

Posted by: natbiscuits | May 11, 2009 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Report abuse: What we Nat fans had to endure when Flop was with the Nats. Stay tuned zona....more to come.

Posted by: cokedispatch | May 11, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"Quick and silly question. Is this the tallest combination of starting pitchers ever? Cabrera is 6'9" and Johnson is 6' 11". That is a lot of inches..."

NatsWin, Randy Johnson is "only" 6' 10".

Jon Rauch (6' 11") is the tallest player in MLB history; Johnson, Chris Young, and Andy Sisco are tied for second at 6' 10".

As far as I can tell, none of these guys have ever started against each other (Sisco's never started, and Rauch has only started a handful of games).

Don't know whether Johnson has started against another 6' 9" guy at some time -- doesn't seem likely since there aren't that many of them around.

Interesting question...

Posted by: joebleux | May 11, 2009 12:33 PM | Report abuse

"That being said, I'm in favor of bringing Bergmann up for middle relief and sending Kensing or Mock down. Probably Kensing. "

I would favor sending Mock back down. We ran out of Kool-Aid at the Mock table before I got to it.

When has this guy ever looked like a major league pitcher? Bergmann tends to vacillate between really good and pretty darn bad, entirely based on his mentality.

Mock just always seems mediocre at best. I now he was great in AAA, but he's never been great in the Show. I suppose the thinking is that he's never been terrible either.

Posted by: Section506 | May 11, 2009 12:40 PM | Report abuse

usmc53: You might have your observation on AAA pitchers backwards. I'm not sure folks love them as much as they hate pitchers with ERAs at 7 and 15 (Olsen and Kensing). Folks with ERAs in the 1's at AAA probably can't be worse and might be better. Certainly, Bergmann has pitched better for us in his career than Olsen has thus far.

Don't think Kensing can be sent down or the Fish would have done that rather than DFA'ing him. He's probably out of options.

Posted by: Section314 | May 11, 2009 1:07 PM | Report abuse

@Section314 -- usmc53 was talking about the greener grass, and all that. It's a joke, son.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 11, 2009 1:28 PM | Report abuse

I have stupid a question about seating at Nats Park that I can't find answered on thier website. I saw tickets for sale on SH in senction 217 that say they include "VIP Club Access". What does that mean? Is that just the Stars and Stripes Club? Can you see the field from the S&SC? Does that include any food vouchers?

In general, what do you get along with your seats if you sit in the 200 level, anything?

Posted by: twinbrook | May 11, 2009 1:29 PM | Report abuse

if Kensing is out of options,then he'd have to clear waivers. Might be worth a shot--maybe somebody would claim him. It could happen.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 11, 2009 1:30 PM | Report abuse

twinbrook, that's "the Champagne Room" -- they don't advertise it much, to keep the family vibe, but with business down so much, they figured it was worth a shot.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 11, 2009 1:31 PM | Report abuse

FYI ... Syracuse outfielder Lastings Milledge fractured his right hand while attempting to bunt in the first inning of the Chiefs game against the Indianapolis Indians here at Alliance Bank Stadium on Monday morning.

Posted by: Brian_ | May 11, 2009 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Twinbrook:

My seats are 200 level (feull season) and I am not sure that you get anything with them other than the seat itself. If there IS something else, I would love to know!

Posted by: dfh21 | May 11, 2009 1:33 PM | Report abuse

He was designated for assignment by the Marlins prior to the trade to the Nats. Since Washington traded for him, I'm assuming no one put a claim in.

-----

if Kensing is out of options,then he'd have to clear waivers. Might be worth a shot--maybe somebody would claim him. It could happen.

Posted by: JohninMpls | May 11, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

as for Cabrera, I'm with Baltova (as is Dibble, FWIW, from what I've heard so far). He can't find home with GoogleEarth. Unlike Lastings trying to learn to judge fly balls, which is not a skill one learns late in life, sometimes people do find control, like Randy Johnson, and Sandy Koufax for that matter. But he doesn't seem to getting any warmer, and if Leo Mazzone and Randy St. Claire put together can't help him, I'm thinking Cabrera is NOT one of those rare exceptions.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 11, 2009 1:36 PM | Report abuse

BE getting any warmer

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 11, 2009 1:38 PM | Report abuse

Exactly. One has to weigh the benefit of such a replacement against the potential cost, be it rushing a prospect or giving up value in an attempt to upgrade.

Given the fact that, for now, they're serviceable - and that it's the bullpen that's really killing the team - it might be hard to justify pursuing a replacement.

-----

Whether they should be replaced or not depends on how it affects the development of the team's prospects and what sort of reclamation alternative you think is worth the cost.

Posted by: JohninMpls | May 11, 2009 1:39 PM | Report abuse

http://tinyurl.com/pp2udy

Add bunting to the list of things you need to learn while young.

Posted by: Sec3mysofa | May 11, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

JnM: I think the Nats traded because they thought Kensing WOULD be claimed. He has 'great stuff', remember. Manny said so himself this weekend. As my wife often points out (not that she has to), flamethrowers that can't hit the side of a barn aren't very useful. Scouts love 'em when they light up the gun; they get befuddled later when they can't throw strikes.

Posted by: Section314 | May 11, 2009 1:45 PM | Report abuse

Section 217 is Infield Club seating. That gets you into the Stars and Stripes Club, but once you're in there I think you have to buy your food and drink - nothing free like in the PNC Diamond Cub or Presidents Club. I think you can see the field from inside that club if you choose not to go to your seats, and there are also HD screens where you can watch the game while you eat and drink.

There are other sections in the 200 level that are not part of the Club seats. Club is sections 206-221. Sections 201-205 are LF Mezzanine, sections 223-235 are RF Mezzanine, and sections 237-243 are Scoreboard Pavilion.

Posted by: GalRevelsInPee | May 11, 2009 1:46 PM | Report abuse

Daniel Cabrera is a thrower, whose athleticism and potential have foolishly seduced the teams at either ends of the Washington-Baltimore Parkway. It's another example of how "potential" can be the biggest curse in this sport. Yes he's a fifth starter, but seemingly he has no aptitude or feel for pitching. His physique would suggest a dominant power pitcher. But he average three strikeouts and six walks per nine innings. It's not my money, but if the Lerners were willing to cut PLoD and FLop last year, Cabrera's release would cost a lot less. Hopefully, Rizzo is using him as a space filler until management feels that Stammen can be promoted to the majors. Then again, this could be a reverse lock type of matchup tonight.

Posted by: leetee1955 | May 11, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

"FYI ... Syracuse outfielder Lastings Milledge fractured his right hand while attempting to bunt in the first inning of the Chiefs game against the Indianapolis Indians here at Alliance Bank Stadium on Monday morning."

Who plays baseball on Monday morning?

Posted by: dclifer | May 11, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

Seats in the 200 sections that are part of the club level get access to the Stars and Stripes club, which is directly behind those seats and which, in fact, is the only way to access them. They are sections 206-221.

If you can get to your seats without going through the club, you don't have access. If you have to go through the club, you do.

Seats in sections 206-221 do not, however, entitle you to admittance to the President's Club or the PNC Diamond Club on the lower level.

Posted by: Meridian1 | May 11, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

Why is Alex Cintron still on the team?

Posted by: Natsgal | May 11, 2009 1:56 PM | Report abuse

@dclifer - Minor leagues. Most of the time they are in conjunction with some sort of school-based promotion.

Posted by: Brian_ | May 11, 2009 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Wow, no wonder our schools are failing. My field trips were always to museums.

Posted by: dclifer | May 11, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

And speaking of ballparks, I was in Camden Yards yesterday for the first time since baseball returned to Washington (I figured it was OK cause I was there to root against the Yankees).

I forgot what a wonderful ballpark that is, and what a great setting. It may lack some of the newer gimmicks, like the open concourses, but it is just a wonderful place and seems to be incredibly well-maintained. Looks as good, if not better, as the day they opened it.

And not coincidentally, we sat in great seats upstairs behind home plate. You can't get those in DC anymore, because that's where they put the press box, so as not to lose out on any income from suites.

A reminder of what a mediocrity Nationals Park is -- not because it's not retro, but because corners had to be cut in designing it.

Best of all was the lively atmosphere all around the park, and extending all they way east beyond Harborplace. Will we ever see anything remotely like that around Nationals Park? I hope so, but it seems a long way off.

Consolation: If they can fix their bullpen, the Nats look closer to contending than the O's.

Posted by: Meridian1 | May 11, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse

"A reminder of what a mediocrity Nationals Park is -- not because it's not retro, but because corners had to be cut in designing it."

You and I might catch some flack around here for saying so, but I had the same epiphany last year. OPACY is simple yet classic. Nats Park, OTOTH, is too cluttered with odd section angles, etc. Plus, I've sat several times in the first through fifth rows in the UD, and that glass just gets in the way.

Posted by: dclifer | May 11, 2009 2:24 PM | Report abuse

Trade Nick? Actually, I think the most value we can get from him - is to keep him. Anyone trying to trade for him will cite his fragility as a way to keep the offers on the moderate side. I think he is most valuable to us. Now, I'd see if he'd take a 1 year extension with a home team discount and give Marrerro another year of seasoning in the minors.

Cabrera. I've seen enough of him. His teams play worse defensively behind him? Sure. Because he throws too many ball and walks too many hitters. It puts infielders back on their heels.

Comparing Cabrera to Randy Johnson is really, unfair to Johnson. By the time Johnson was in his second full year of starting in the Majors, he had it put together. Cabrera is into his 5th year with more than 150 MLB starts under his belt and he looks as lost as ever. Maybe his development would have been different had he stayed in the minors as long as Johnson. But Cab's been in the show for 5 years and he seems to get worse every year.

Posted by: comish4lif | May 11, 2009 2:33 PM | Report abuse

"Consolation: If they can fix their bullpen, the Nats look closer to contending than the O's.

Posted by: Meridian1 | May 11, 2009 2:01 PM | Report abuse "
------------------------

Nats closer to contending in their division and league, yes. It's tough to contend in the AL East. Nats a better team? Not now, not likely in the next 3 years.

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | May 11, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"You and I might catch some flack around here for saying so, but I had the same epiphany last year. OPACY is simple yet classic. Nats Park, OTOTH, is too cluttered with odd section angles, etc. Plus, I've sat several times in the first through fifth rows in the UD, and that glass just gets in the way."
-----------------------
Dirty little secret - OPACY is much better than Fenway and has been for years. Just ask anyone who travels for the Red Sox Os series. Comparing Fenway to OPACY is like comparing Gadsby's Tavern to Mortons. Quaint, historic, but where do you get the better meal?

Posted by: jca-CrystalCity | May 11, 2009 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Just because Camden Yards is a great ballpark, that doesn't make Nationals Park a mediocrity in comparison. For one thing, as has already been pointed out, several problems with Camden Yards have been fixed in Nationals Park, such as the closed concourses and the seats that don't face the infield. Of course, there are still issues with Nationals Park, the glass being among them. But check out various online comments about Citi Field and the new Yankee Stadium, and you'll see that the glass and the landings and other types of obstructed view are even bigger problems there - which means that changes made by HOK to remedy problems in the Camden Yards design model have fostered other problems of their own. Thankfully Nationals Park does not seem to have gotten the worst of that.

There are two big reasons I would hesitate to call Nationals Park mediocre, one being that the park itself is far from finished (e.g. the improvements to the Red Porch etc this winter, which should be followed by other such tweakings in years to come) and the other being that once the neighborhood is built out (which admittedly will take a while yet) the ballpark design will look better because it will have a contexrt to fit into. No argument from me that OPCY is a magnificent ballpark, but Nationals Park has charms of its own that raise it well above the level of mediocrity.

Posted by: GalRevelsInPee | May 11, 2009 2:53 PM | Report abuse

Any idea how the injury to Milledge will affect his All Star bid?

Posted by: GalRevelsInPee | May 11, 2009 3:09 PM | Report abuse

What's the status of Josh Smoker, and the other pitching prospects the Nationals have drafted #1 the last four or five years. Did they make a mistake drafting those guys so high?

Posted by: skyerocket1969 | May 11, 2009 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Who is this John Dale Martin starting at Syracuse? WHIP under 1.0, ERA under 3.0. 12-3 last year combined at AA/AAA in the Indians organization and an Eastern League All Star. Call him and Stammen up to replace Olson and Cabrera in the rotation.

Posted by: slopitchtom | May 11, 2009 3:26 PM | Report abuse

Somehow Hinch seems a little more cerebral than Sarah Palin! Perhaps the William Miller of managerial choices,but I date myself. . . .

Posted by: paulkp | May 11, 2009 3:33 PM | Report abuse

FWIW...

John D. Martin was a supplemental 1st rounder selected by the Indians in 2001. He was the 35th overall selection. He just turned 26 in January. I think the Nats signed him as a 6 year Minor League free agent.

Posted by: comish4lif | May 11, 2009 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Hey slopitchtom; JD Martin, as I've been saying since he came to the Nat's this past winter, if he stays healthy will give the Nat.'s at AAA and the Big League level the same consistant stats as he's been giving in his minor league career the past 8 yr.'s. He's ready to prove himself to Nat. Fans. He just needs the chance. Everything I've herd & seen of this kid, he is ready!!!

Posted by: dawgball | May 11, 2009 6:21 PM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

 
 
RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company