This is not good news for Drew Storen, who was the Nationals closer in 2011 and when he came back from surgery in July 2012. Rizzo said that Soriano was not brought in because of the heartbreaking way the Nats lost game five of the NLDS. Still, I think Drew needs some cheering up.
So that sets up the 7th, 8th and 9th inning pitchers to be Tyler Clippard, Drew Storen and Rafael Soriano— Clip, Store and Save!
I hope Drew does a very good job in the 8th inning and that he gets some chances to close. I know the Nationals like him too because they just gave him a $2.5 million deal. That’s a lot of money! I would totally take it. I’d even take a million dollars.
Drew Storen is a nice guy. Here is a picture of me and Dreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwwww!
I heard he is going to be at NatsFest next weekend, and if I can meet him I will ask him to read MattsBats.com and to follow me on Twitter @MattsBats. Maybe he will autograph my picture too.
GO NATIONALS AND GOOD LUCK NATS IN VIERA AND WORLD SERIES 2013!!!