I haven’t posted in a while, so I’ll try and keep my comments on several topics brief:
Jim Riggleman, wow. I wonder how long it took him to realize whoa, I just made a huge mistake. No one in baseball has judged his decision as a wise move. Also, he must be doing well with his retirement accounts if he can walk away from $350,000 for the second half of the season. He may have been a “low-paid” manager, but that’s not chump change.
Morse and Espinosa: Keep it up! You guys make the games much more exciting.
Jayson Werth: Guys, it’s time to quit it with the puff-piece comments about what a hard worker this guy is and how he’s due to break out soon. It’s time to sit him down for a while and let a hotter hitter play until Werth can get his head straight. And for all the talk about his defense, I’ve seen a handful of instances recently where he has shied away from potential catches near the wall and the stands. I don’t want anyone to get hurt, but come on. I predicted in the offseason that he’d average .272/22/75 over 3 season before the Nationals looked to move him (which would be very tough), and even those numbers now look to have been too rosy.
Starting pitching: You guys have outdone yourselves. Amazing job this year.