Sad news about The Chief but is anybody really surprised? He never looked comfortable to me this season and Ray Knight nailed it in the booth during Cordero's final appearance. You could tell looking at him something was seriously wrong.
I'm often pessimistic and I can't shake the feeling we've seen Cordero pitch in a Nationals uniform for the last time. I think the Nats are OK with a closer, maybe even better with Rauch. That still doesn't make the news any better. I like The Chief. I hope he recovers.