Friday, September 18, 2009

Perrotto's Scuttlebutt

BP reporter John Perrotto includes anonymous quotes from scouts in his weekly "On the Beat" article. This week's piece included these two Nationals-related items:
  • Dodgers infielder Ronnie Belliard: "It's amazing what a guy can do when he actually cares. He sleepwalked all season in Washington, then flipped the switch when he got to Los Angeles and in a pennant race." (Aren't you glad the Nationals are still paying his salary?)
  • Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond: "This kid can hit and really play some defense. If I'm the Nationals, he's my shortstop on Opening Day next year instead of Cristian Guzman." (Ah, but you're not the Nationals, are you, whoever you are?)


Anonymous said...

And if Espinosa comes up in 2010 (maybe even late 2010) Desmond may be playing second full-time anyway so he might as well get used to it.

Steven J. Berke said...

The last comment was mine; I meant 2011 or maybe late 2010 of course

Will said...

They don't call him Little Manny for nothing!