Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nats management finally grows a pair.

In a series of long overdue moves, after the bullpen performed dismally again today:


* RHP Saul Rivera, optioned to Class AAA Syracuse

* LHP Wil Ledezma, designated for assignment

* RHP Steven Shell, designated for assignment

* C Josh Bard, optioned to Class AAA Syracuse


* RHP Garrett Mock

* RHP Jason Bergmann

* RHP Kip Wells

* RHP Jordan Zimmermann

JZimmermann debut tomorrow. I don't think i can go but man i want to see him pitch. Finally we bring in some arms that probably deserved to be on the team from the beginning in Bergmann and Mock. Goodbye to Shell and that idiot Ledezma. Who the F signed him anyway? Wells may be in the rotation before too long.


  1. I'm wondering why the DFA'd Shell -- from the Nats games that I have been able to watch early on this season and last year, I thought Shell was one of the better guys to come out of the bullpen. Perhaps I'm wrong, but I thought he was at least serviceable. Am I missing something more here?

  2. My guess is that Shell can slip through waivers and go to AAA. I think they're trying to sneak him down. Ledezma they're probably done with. They should have gotten rid of Hanrahan too.

  3. I mentioned in my blog after last Thursday's Nats win over the Phils -- when questioning why Manuel seemingly quit on the game leaving a lefty in against three straight righties -- stating that Hanrahan was anything but automatic. Looking back -- maybe my comments made more sense than one would think... :-)