Saturday, January 24, 2009

McGeary Commits to Baseball Full-Time

This is great news. Fans just can't underestimate the extent to which his part-time arrangement was stunting his growth. All reports indicated that he stuck to his off-season regimen diligently and really impressed with his maturity. But it's just not the same. The fact that he as a part-time pro still ranked as high as #5 in the Baseball America prospects ranking is a real statement about his talent (as well as the relative weakness of the Nationals farm system--sorry). Getting him into a full-time gig means that we can actually start thinking about seeing him at Nationals Park perhaps not this year but maybe at some time in 2010, assuming things go well and he doesn't get hurt (which of course is a Dmitri Young-sized IF).

2 comments:

Hendo said...

. . . assuming he doesn't get hurt . . .

We wouldn't be worried about his innings load, now would we?

Or Zimmermann's?

Yes, I hope to get to ask these questions tomorrow at NatsFest.

Dave Nichols said...

Bowden said he wants to play full-time. his father (via NJ) said today the decision hasnt been made yet. swear to goodness...