(Photo of TV by Nationals Enquirer staff. Vinny Castilla, right, greets his teammates after homering in the 7th inning of Tuesday night's Caribbean Series matchup between Mexico and Venezuela.)
Old -- make that, REALLY OLD-- friend Vinny Castilla went 2-4 with a HR, double, and 2 RBI for Mexico in Tuesday night's 7-2 win over Venezuela in the Caribbean Series. We got sort of misty eyed watching the 42 year old Castilla hobble around the field on those shoddy knees during the game (on MLB Network). He even homered, just for old times sake.
Bill Ladson reported earlier Tuesday that the Nats' deal for Orlando Hudson is still stuck because Hudson's asking price is (still) too high. Ladson also catches up with Adam Kennedy, who is apparently just sitting around waiting for his phone to ring in case the Hudson deal falls through (via Nationals.com 2/2/2010):
"They basically let us know that they are kind of waiting on Orlando," Kennedy said. "They didn't put a timetable on it."
Maybe Kennedy should call Livan Hernandez, and they can sit and wait around for Rizzo to call together?
Great to have Mark Zuckerman back in the mix at Nats Insider.
Go here to read the transcript of today's Ben Goessling chat on MASNSports.com.
Nationals Farm Authority with the scoop on some minor league moves. Kevin Mench?
Another day, another new post up at Capitol Punishment.