John Patterson is definitely not going to make the list because the Nationals just released him. Not traded – released! No, it’s not April Fool’s Day yet. Holy cow! Never saw that one coming. I thought we’d be yo-yoed along for his “I’m okay, I’m not feeling quite right, I’m fine, I had an off-day-but-the-arm-is-fine” carousel for-evah! I just watched him throw BP in Ft. Lauderdale in what was the worst of three crappy baseball games I saw while there. He later said he had the flu, but the same flu didn’t hurt Redding’s pitching!
I’m feeling a little guilty and surprised to find I actually feel some sense of relief. No more wondering and endless waiting for him to return to the continually distanced form of 2005. I feel bad for him – must have been one [heck] of a shock! Wow.
I still hold out hope for Shawn Hill, though! I think the two are very different cases.