Thursday, November 13, 2008

How Does Manny Acta Do It?

The Washington Nationals completed a trade with the Florida Marlins Tuesday, sending Emilio Bonifacio and a pair of minor leaguers to Florida, getting Scott Olsen and Josh "All I Do is Hit Home Runs Against the Mets" Willingham in return.

The deal comes much to my chagrin—with Pat Burrell unlikely to return to Philadelphia, that would have been two Met-killers out of my hair if the Marlins had sent Willingham out of the division. Now he's just going to be playing for those pesky Nat's, who will be bottom-feeders from April to August, then suddenly play like the '98 Yankees when September rolls around.

In spite of my spite, this trade begs the question: How does Manny Acta plan on keeping this circus at bay? He already has Lastings Milledge and Elijah Dukes on his roster—how will Scott "Temper Tantrum" Olsen fit in?

2 comments:

Eric said...

Sorry to comment on something that isn't about your blog but my heart is broken after this Monday Night game. I feel like killing someone actually... Travi?

Travis Miller said...

yeah that was rough...I was actually out covering a basketball game, so I only got to see parts of the game otherwise I'd definitely have something for you. I'll get an NFL blog in this weekend