Editor’s Note: Apologies for the light, late, and (kind of) lame
posting today. Massive server issues have had the site down all
morning.

A few items to keep you afloat this Friday, in the absence of any real
rumor movement:

Carlos Zambrano won the NL Silver Slugger at pitcher for the third
time. And apparently this award is just like the Gold Glove: if you’re
a great pitcher, and you’ve won it before, they’ll keep giving it to
you, even though it’s supposed to be for the best hitting pitcher. How
in the world did Micah Owings get passed over? His .818 OPS would be
great for a position player. Zambrano’s .689 is studly for a pitcher,
but that’s it.

Interim manager Jim Riggleman will take over as the full-time skipper
of the Washington Nationals. Why do we care, other than the fact that
Riggleman used to manage the Cubs? It means that boothman Bob Brenly
will not be leaving the team this year, and remains a potential
candidate to take over for Lou Piniella after this season.
Additionally, he’s become quite a good color man. So we’re happy.




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