As sadness sweeps through Natstown on the wake of the worst signing in franchise history, there is some good news, news about Spring Training. It was announced officially that Nationals pitchers will report on February 12th, and position players on February 15th. I’m excited that it’s less than a month until pitchers report, and devastated that it’s less than a month until Rafael Soriano reports. But at least we can start the healing process and move on from last year’s debacle within a month.
In addition to some of the minor league deals that have been signed in recent weeks, the Nationals announced they will extend Spring Training invites to some other players in their system. Pat McCoy, Tanner Roark, Carlos Maldonado, Matt Skole and Zach Walters will all be at Spring Training. Everyone of these guys must be thrilled to get a shot at showing off their stuff, and also to spend a time in the nice Florida weather. Everyone will probably have a nice tan come the end of March, although its hard to imagine Roark getting any Tanner.
Now if you’ll excuse me, my computer keyboard is fritzing out cause of the many tears of mine that have dropped on it due to today’s earlier signing.
I am so sad.