A few links for your Friday
- ESPN has a front page article on the Nats’ going from being an intriguing playoff pick to a “fashionable” one. You may have think you’ve heard much of what’s here already, but the contributions of Jayson Werth may surprise you. He tends to be depicted more as a distant person than a leader, but Drew Storen says Werth “changed the culture” and “made guys accountable.”
- The Astros cut long time National Livan Hernandez, and it looks like the Braves picked him up. So expect to see Livo in Nats Park once again.
- If you didn’t hear, former Nats president Stan Kasten was a big part of the group that purchased the Dodgers.
- The Marlins released Aaron Rowand – not really big news around here, but I decided to see if he was platoon material. Unfortunately, the right handed, over 30 years old centerfielder who is still good with the glove can’t hit LHP well enough to complement Rick Ankiel, the left handed, over 30 years old centerfielder who is still good with the glove and can sorta hit RHP. No dice. By the way, they haven’t yet released Austin Kearns.
- Not Nats related, but today’s the 10th anniversary of the Terps Final Four victory of Kansas. You can watch the whole game here.