"I think we can get this guy in the right frame of mind and focus to help us either as a fifth man in the rotation or a swing guy or as inventory."
(Mike Rizzo, via Nationals Journal, 3/11/2009)
"We don't have delusions of grandeur, but we think he's going to have a chance to come in, he'll opportunity to prove himself, have a shot at a bullpen spot and possible a move up to the rotation. We're not sure where he's at spring training-wise, but we know he's got good stuff and a good arm."
(Mike Rizzo, via Washington Times/Chatter, 3/11/2009)
Nats sign Kip Wells to minor league deal. Balance of power shifts in NL East.
Meanwhile, Nats' bullpen still looking like a f#%kin nightmare. Rizzo reportedly ready to begin stockpiling "inventory", ie: warm bodies with major league experience.