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Friday, July 14, 2006

Nats - Signed Matos

Washington Nationals - Signed OF Luis Matos; designated OF Marlon Byrd for assignment.

Not much to see here - the Nats replace their chunky, injury-prone underachieving centerfield disappointment for a slimmer, injury-prone underachieving centerfield disappointment.  I won’t mock Bowden’s love of useless speedy outfielders for at least a month, though.

Dan Szymborski Posted: July 14, 2006 at 06:49 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Mike Emeigh Posted: July 14, 2006 at 08:51 PM (#2099188)
Byrd's already cleared waivers and been assigned to New Orleans, according to the Zephyrs' Web site.

-- MWE
   2. 1k5v3L Posted: July 14, 2006 at 08:52 PM (#2099195)
Nats lost Brandon Watson on waivers to the Reds.

That'll teach Bowden for robbing the Reds in the Kearns/Lopez trade.
   3. fra paolo Posted: July 15, 2006 at 11:09 AM (#2099745)
Useless trivia: Between their move to Washington and today, the Nats' have had no less than <u>five</u> names off the 2002 Baseball Prospectus Top 40 Prospects who were not at that time part of their organization:

Nick Johnson (4)
Marlon Byrd (9)
Austin Kearns (13)
Juan Rivera (22)
Alex Escobar (33)

And from 2003:
Marlon Byrd (14)
Brendan Harris (18)
John Patterson (26)
Juan Rivera (36)

They've also added Ryan Wagner (16) from the 2004 list now. I'm expecting them to make a play for Clint Nageotte (2003-35; 2004-37) any day now.

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