First time blogging while waiting for makeup...
Anyway, a quick bit of news: The Nationals won their arbitration hearing with reliever Sean Burnett, two days after winning a hearing with fellow reliever Brian Bruney.
Burnett, who asked for $925,000, will get $775,000. Washington traded for the left-hander last June, and he posted a 3.20 ERA in 33 appearances for the Nationals after making 38 appearances with the Pirates.
He'll be a key part of the Nationals' bullpen this year, and could be part of a lefty-righty eighth-inning combo with Bruney. But a big raise will have to wait another year, at least.