On Competition and Comfort

Posted by Dave Nichols | Saturday, March 14, 2009 | , , | 0 comments »

The Washington Nationals signed Julian Tavarez to a minor league contract yesterday. He should report to the team some time next week after he secures his visa. The 35-year old swingman pitched for three teams last year for a a 5.10 ERA in 52 appearances.

"There's nothing wrong with competition in spring training, and we don't want a lot of comfortable players in the clubhouse," acting general manager Mike Rizzo said. "It's this time in spring training to step up and make the club. Competition, that never hurts."
Kip Wells, Julian Tavarez; competition be thy name.