The Washington Nationals lost young reliever Cole Kimball on Wednesday afternoon. No, not lost as in “lost him in the couch cushions” like a bunch of change and the remote, but lost him on waivers to the Toronto Blue Jays of Canada.
As if Americans needed anymore reasons to feel distrustful of their much more lax, northern moose neighbors…
The Nationals were trying to sneak Kimball through waivers in order to open space on their 40-man roster, but the gamble ended up failing in a big way as the Nats lose one of their more young, promising and absolutely intense fireball throwers. Kimball hasn’t pitched since June 9th due to having to undergo labrum surgery and isn’t expected back until the All-Star Break at the earliest.
The guy had a complete babyface, but the competitive intensity of a man-eating lion fighting off a pack of rabid baboons. This off season GM Mike Rizzo and the Think Tank are really concentrating on a frontline starter and center fielder, but we hope they also know the bullpen needs a bit of work as well. Losing one of their young prospects, even more so now.
Gee, thanks Canada. You think you are so cool because you put mayonnaise on everything.
You big bullies.