Meet me in St. Louis...

Nats rookie righty Drew Storen will be joining the team Monday in St. Louis. When I asked GM Mike Rizzo why in St. Louis, he replied “because we need him.”

You’ve got to like that attitude. When something needs to be fixed with the Nationals, Rizzo doesn’t hesitate to make a change.

The ineffectiveness of right-handed reliever Brian Bruney has left Nats skipper Jim Riggleman scratching his head on numerous occasions.

Brian admitted he hasn’t been able to succeed with the Nats, but he still believes he is a major league pitcher. If he clears waivers, he will likely head to Syracuse and try to rejuvenate his career there. However, another big league team may claim him off waivers and he could be pitching elsewhere.

In the meantime, give kudos to right-handed reliever Drew Storen for signing almost immediately after being picked by the Nats in the 2009 draft. He was on the fast track to the big leagues and he deserves the chance to be here.

Soon he’ll be joined by fellow 2009 draft class member Stephen Strasburg. But, for now it’s Drew’s turn to shine in the rookie spotlight. Welcome to St. Louis and welcome to the big leagues. We hope you are here to stay.