Monday, February 15, 2010

Have some Pepto Bismol

I had all of the symptoms required for appropriate Pepto Bismol use regarding the Willy Taveras contract heartache. (For a recap, click here). But it's all for naught, as the Nationals screwed up and signed him to the same deal the Astros offered.

Maybe Willy got his feelings hurt over the linked post above. It was certainly the most-commented on post I can remember in quite some time. I guess he has a better chance at getting a major-league spot in Washington. Or maybe he just wanted to watch Stephen Strasburg pitch. Who knows? All I know is, now I'll be able to sleep a little better.

UPDATE: Bernardo Fallas isn't taking President's Day off, which, sadly, the Nationals should have done, and has this quote from Taveras' agent:
“This was a difficult decision for Willy given that Houston is his home and given his relationship with the ball club. However, the Nationals presented Willy with the best opportunity for playing time.”

Now I return to trying to catch up on Lost, with La Constabless.


Ryan Sides said...

It does seem to happen that way, doesn't it?

I can't imagine him getting significant playing time with ANYBODY, but if that's what he was really looking for, Houston was defitinely not the place for him. Sadly, Washington probably is...

The Constable. said...

We've come a ways from the last couple of years when we don't have playing time for Willy Taveras. And I don't mind that.

Ryan Sides said...

Good point. I remember I was kinda sad when we traded him.

Let's just hope we're talking about our infield and pitching staff like this in the near future. (Like, we've come a ways when we don't have playing time for Kaz/Blum/Hampton/Ortiz/etc)