Welcome to the time of the year when things get posted just to keep the lights on.
Tonight is the deadline for the Nationals to add guys to the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft. As noted in the comments, one of their roster decisions got a whole lot easier with Seth Romero’s latest DWI – his second of 2022, and third overall (that we know of). No word on whether he was having a beer with Jake Johansen.
Jokes aside, any doubts that this was the worst No. 1 pick during the Rizzo era
went up in smoke were erased with this incident. It only took Washington five years to recognize what 29 other teams saw in 2017, which you can see here wasn’t exactly a stellar draft for the Nats, either.
Who will get protected? E-migo Todd Boss has you covered with his annual analysis of the Nats’ Rule 5 protection decisions. My quick take: [Greg Brady] For every pitcher they add, they’ll drop one who was hurt. [/Greg Brady]