Thursday, July 06, 2006
The Baltimore Orioles designated Luis Matos for assignment today. Which means the Orioles have 10 days to trade him, or he is available on waivers for free before he can be sent to the minor leagues. I have watched Luis for the past 5 years, and although he is a mediocre hitter with some pop, HE IS AN EXCELLENT CENTERFIELDER!! No one needs a solid caretaker centerfielder more than the Nationals. If he becomes a free agent, I would jump on this guy and release Damian Jackson. We are not talking much money. Jackson is only owed appox. $400 grand and Matos would be available for a prorated minimum salary. He's only 27. Come on JIMBO--do the decent thing, give our pitchers a fighting chance on flys to the outfield!!!