With all eyes and interest on the Shohei Otani contract—and its rather familiar deferral of paymemts [insert Bobby Bonilla joke here]—there’s not very much to pass along to our little corner of the Natmosphere.
I suppose it’s a bit of a story regarding the new vice president of amateur scouting, but you’ll forgive me for not joining the knee-jerk chorus of praise (seriously, must every blog contain long blockquotes of what Mike Rizzo said on talk radio?) – especially when we just went through this with DeJon Watson.
I will say, however, there was a Gen. Westmoreland-level statement that bears repeating:
The challenge is significant. For all their success during their run of contention from 2012-19, the Nationals haven’t had much success at all in the draft over the last decade.
In a related story, Detective Holmes remains severely constipated. Have at it in the comments, but not at each other, ok?