Thursday, July 14, 2005

WAS: Signs Mike Stanton

The guy doesn't have anything left. He can't pitch with runners on base, as he hasn't met an inherited runner he doesn't love. Now for some pitchers that is not the biggest deal, since you can just use them to start off innings, rather than being used to pitch out of jams. Unfortunately, that is if they want to use Mike Stanton optimally, but fortunately because they have some nice relievers. The Nats bullpen is structured in such a way that the only role that makes any sense is Stanton as a Loogey. With Cordero, Ayala, Majewski, and Carrasco around he isn't going to be used a pure 7th or 8th inning guy and Eischen is likely going to be the first lefty out of the pen... so it will be pretty interesting to see how Frank uses him.