Yesterday was the best day I've had in quite a while. Nats sign Dunn. VCU wins a game in overtime when it looked for a long while like the Rams were going to lose. I made it home safely. My son bought his first new car. I had a trio of Labs waiting for me at the door, wagging their tails.
Oh, did I mention the Nats signed Adam Dunn?
That, of course, leads to the question. Where does he play?
Do you try to keep Dunn and Johnson in the lineup and go with Dunn, Dukes, Milledge across the outfield? Willingham as your fourth and Kearns as OMO (odd man out)? Do you take whatever deal you can get on Johnson, knowing an injury is coming (it always does), and put Dunn at first. That leaves Willingham, Dukes, Milledge across the outfield and Kearns as fourth. Or Kearns in right, Milledge (or Dukes) in left and Willingham as fourth?
Trades could change everything, obviously. I'm not sure I'm eager for a trade unless it brings in a big-time pitcher. I'd hate to see them let Milledge go elsewhere, for reasons beyond having to listen to my wife complain about her guy being gone.
I see no way Langerhans, Bernadina, Maxwell or any other outfielder stick now - can the young guys become part of a trade?
Yeah, again, that's more than one question. Counting has always given me trouble.
If today is half as good as yesterday, it will be a pretty good day. It's baked chicken day at the work lunch counter, so we're off to a good start.
Oh, oh, one more question: Is there any need/clamor to try and get Orlando Hudson now?
LATE EDIT - I just realized I typed all this nonsense and didn't even mention Wily Mo. Has he become a complete non-factor to anyone else? Is there any way he sticks around?
MASN is going to show the press conference live at 3 p.m., just in case anyone doesn't have to, like, work and wants to watch.