One of this blog’s recurring segments is our player profile series. Starting this past Spring Training, we set out to profile every Nationals player who had a chance to compete for and ultimately play on the major league team. As new players joined the team during the season, we made sure to profile them as well. However at one point towards the end of the year, we realized that we had forgotten to profile Zach Duke.
Given the team’s playoff hopes, our focus became situated elsewhere. We had to put Zach’s profile on the back burner. However we vowed to do something to honor him when he returned to the spotlight.
Thus, with Duke re-signing with the team, I present to you Zach Duke Week. Over the course of the next week, expect at least a single post about Zach everyday, honoring the great player that he is. I hope you and him forgive us for overlooking his player profile initially. We promise to have one up this week, as well as a great deal more.