(Cristian Guzman has been traded to the Rangers. AP Photo.)
Guzmania is Dead
The Nationals have traded Cristian Guzman to the Rangers for prospects.
According to Mark Zuckerman/NatsInsider, the Nats get two arms in return; one of them is 25-year-old right-hander Ryan Tatusko. The other is 24-year-old Tanner Roark. Tatusko's minor league stats here. Roark's are here.
And just like that, the final thread connecting the 2005 Nationals to the 2010 Nationals has been cut. [Update]: Livo! DUH! Still, it feels like the end of...something. Nate over at NTP explains what we were thinking but couldn't articulate: Guz was the longest tenured original Nat. And the Guz-Twins-Nats-Rangers-Senators link is duly noted.
Guzmania is dead.
Score another one for Mike Rizzo.