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UPDATE: The Nationals sign Livan Hernandez

Feb 24, 2010, 12:27 PM EDT

UPDATE: Ladson reports that the Nats have signed Livan Hernandez to a minor league deal.

10:00 A.M.: After a full winter of saying that they were looking for a “Livan Hernandez-type” pitcher, but steadfastly refusing to consider Livan Hernandez for the job, the Nats have apparently decided that they just can’t quit Livan, with Bill Ladson reporting that the team is in “serious talks” with the mediocre iron-man.

All of this reminds of the time that Ted Turner fired Bobby Cox as Braves’ manager in 1981and at the press conference the same day asked who was on his short list for a replacement.  Turner said “it would be Bobby Cox if I hadn’t just fired him. We
need someone like him around here.”

You can look that up, by the way. It’s part of Georgia law.

  1. IdahoMariner - Feb 24, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    that Turner quote in the legislative commensation? Ridiculously freakin’ excellent.

  2. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM

    We still love Livan down here in Macondo. He’s a defector, remember – and that’s not a reference to his mechanics. And since no one seriously expects the Feesh to compete – not really (we’ve found a statistical probability table that factors in their August fade from the outset) – what’s wrong with a guy who eats up innings, even if they’re larded with tripe con mojo? Especially if he can be had cheaply. Hell, if not for the hovering angels from the player’s association (the same ones who had to join both SAG and the Player’s Association to show up in the outfield and now work for the union in retirement, and do side jobs like whispering in Mike Ilitch’s ear while he sleeps) the parsimonious putz who owns this team could probably con the poor guy into paying him to let him peetch. Livan would swoop down here on wings of desire if given half a chance. Let’s face it: you maybe might could find a decent media noche in Washington, but it’s always better when Mamacita makes it.

  3. moreflagsmorefun - Feb 24, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    If they sign Livian they will finish ahead of the Braves WHO WILL FINISH IN LAST.

  4. J. McCann - Feb 24, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    I love that Livan Large keeps on ticking. That is a dude for fat guys everywhere to root for. Plus I hope he has another great year with the bat too.

  5. Old Gator - Feb 24, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Minor league deal? Heh, he’s Feesh bait now.

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