Today we're joined by Steve Kilbey of the Church, who perfectly sums up the Nationals' current predicament.
The enemy seeks our dissolution
All he needs is a little push
The Mets are making that push. They're losing slightly less often than the Nats are. They made a move, acquiring Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson (both Doug's Dudes!). Uribe already won a game for them. They're not done, either: They're trying to get an outfielder - possibly an Upton.
The Nationals, meanwhile? Nah. We're fine, thanks.
Maybe you saw the rumor about Jonathon Papelbon. That's not going to happen. But if you heard about it, that means there's a possibility that you might think that they're not just standing pat. They are.
Nats GM Mike Rizzo did a radio interview last week and dropped some hints that he's not doing a damn thing. "We will certainly be looking but I don't know how active we'll be."
Don't just do something - stand there!
"There's no trade I could make that could be as good as the guys we're getting back [from the DL]."
He can't actually believe that, right? Yeah, getting Rendon back is good news, but are we still trying to convince ourselves that getting Werth and Zimmerman back changes anything other than the specific reasons that the lineup sucks?
The Nats aren't quite good enough, the man in charge of fixing that doesn't seem to realize it's true.
Where are they now?
- Steve Kilbey and the Church will be appearing at the Fillmore in Silver Spring along with the Psychedelic Furs on Sunday, August 9th. Tickets are available.
- Origen and William Blake are still dead.
- Doug Fister will probably have a blog post up tomorrow.