Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Shairon Martis is the new Zimmermann

ROY? Yup. Cy Young award? Check. HOF? You bet. Canonization? A real possibility.

At the current rate NN Martis is going, he'll not only make the rotation, but he'll steal the hearts of all the ladies in the world. I showed my neighbor (a huge Nats fan) his line from yesterday this spring:

I had to catch her moments after I took this picture of her.

In all seriousness, Shairon, who I introduced you to last fall, seems to have the inside shot at the 4th starting slot. There is talk among some that the Nats could keep NN down in AA or AAA until June 1st, which would put off arbitration and free agency by one year. They could easily skate by with a four man rotation through the first few weeks of the season, and maybe throw Bergie or (insert someone elses name here) in the five spot until June. Collin seems to not be one of those names, however, as he's all but pitched himself out of the rotation at this point. I love, love, love the kid, but he isn't locating his fastball well enough, and his pitch count is way too high.

But...who really knows? That's what the next two weeks are for, dammit. Now if you excuse me, I've got to go change the name on the back of my generic Nats bobblehead. And make his complexion a bit darker.


The Doctor said...

I think the moniker is now ZNN...kinda like CNN, but with a Z.

"You're watching...ZNN."

"THIS...is ZNN."

You know, ZNN. I like it. You should, too.

Phishisgr8 said...

Do you have any idea how hard it is to go and re-tag all of his posts with ZNN? Jesus, that would take like...minutes. YOU PEOPLE EXPECT SO MUCH FROM ME!

Rebecca said...

Go with ZNN. Good one. You did ask for opinions (I think, at some point.) Re-tag, please.