Not a good move. A GREAT move by Bowden & Co. (thank you, Mike Rizzo). In Chico and Mock the Nats get a couple of prospects, and get the added benefit of clearing $7 million off the books for next season (still paying $2 million this year).
*Ahem* Don't forget, we called it this morning at 6:30, hours before the rest of the world smartened up:
The Nats weren't able to sneak Livan through waivers, so he'll be sticking around for the rest of the season. On an unrelated note, after an 0-3 day at the plate yesterday, Livo is now hitting his weight (.267)." (via The Nationals Enquirer, 8/7/2006)
There is the little itty bitty question of who's going to eat up all those innings on the NAAAtionals staff for the rest of this season, but hey, Billy Traber's back! Chris Shroder! Someone get Roy Corcoran on the phone, quick! Fire up the New Orleans-to-Washington shuttle!
So long, Livan, you'll be missed. (We'll miss your bat, too.)
(Photo by Chris Park/AP)