Longtime readers know when they see this post, we’re just trying to prove that the site has not gone dark. Still no transactions from BA, still no organizational All-Star story from MiLB to make fun of (remember when they named Jaron Long the best RHSP in the system?!)
As the headline says, I’m in the process of writing the player capsules and it’s actually not that much different than a year ago. Aside from the Top 10 guys and the draft picks, there’s something just between nil and none from to which to draw. Can’t say I blame the prospect folks either because, beyond those two categories, the folks at Fangraphs and 2080 might only see a Nats prospect if they’re there to see someone else.
Over the weekend, WaPo had a story on T.J. White that deftly said what even Stevie Wonder could see with its lede:
The Washington Nationals insisted their draft strategy was unchanged – that their focus this past summer was to pick the best available players and build through the middle of the field, as they have for most of a decade. But an organization often drawn to tall, hard-throwing, college pitchers did deviate, accidentally or not.
I can appreciate this because here I can do “I call bullshit.” But Mr. Dougherty has to be a bit more subtle, or is at least expected to, given the Washington Post isn’t the N.Y. Post.
Until next time…