Its not often you read about an interim GM's long-term plans for improving his current ballclub. Then again, its not often you hear the phrases "long-term improvement" and "Washington Nationals" in the same breath.
Ted Keith of SI.com's Inside Baseball put together an interesting article yesterday about this very topic. Its worth checking out.
After a lengthy and drawn out Home Run Derby last night, the stage is set for the 2009 MLB All-Star game in St. Louis. You may have to stay up late to see Nats' 3B Ryan Zimmerman get in the game, but the All-Star game is always an event worth catching (tonight, 8 p.m. on FOX).
For the serious baseball fans out there, the AAA All-Star game takes place tomorrow night at 10 p.m. from Portland, Ore. and will be televised on ESPN2. The Syracuse Chiefs, the Nationals AAA affiliate, are sending three representatives, OF Jorge Padilla, INF Seth Bynum, and SP J.D. Martin. Kind of a late start, but given the lack of any other televised sports tomorrow, it might be worth catching a few innings.