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Questionable Decisions and Desperation

So much for a quiet off-day in spring training.
By now, you’ve all read the reports.  Rick Ankiel has won the centerfielder job.  Matt Stairs has a place on the bench.  Jayson Nix could very well be a backup outfielder. 
And now, for the coup de grace, the Washington Nationals have signed LHP Oliver Perez to a minor league deal.
It’s enough to make one wonder about the decision-making process in Continue reading

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Nationals Sign Pinch-Hitter Matt Stairs

Matt Stairs crossing home plate at Nats Park
as a member of the Padres.
(C.Nichols/NatsNewsNetwork)
The Washington Nationals announced this morning they signed 1B/OF/PH Matt Stairs to a non-guaranteed minor league contract, which includes an invitation to Major League Spring Training.
Stairs is an 18-year big league veteran who has competed in four post-seasons and won a World Series Continue reading

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