Seeing as Rauch was just traded to the Twins, I wanted something to commemorate his time with the Nationals, when he was a pretty great reliever (what happened??). I picked this up as part of a lot of Nationals and Expos autographs back in 2007, and while I would have loved to have Tucker’s auto as well, I was very pleased with Rauch’s auto. I wish him well in Minnesota.
Monthly Archives: August 2009
Ronnie Belliard, the incomparable Tankass, was traded to the Dodgers this weekend. All good things must come to an end, I suppose, but he wil be missed. Here’s what Rizzo had to say:
Our scouts saw [Garcia] on several occasions this year. He’s up to 94 mph with a fastball and he’s got a slider and he’s got really good command at a really young age. So we’re happy with the results that he’s had in the past. His performance has been good, and his upside is really good. We feel excited about getting him as part of the deal. He’s a part of the deal that we fought hard at the end to extract him from the Dodgers rather than taking an older, more seasoned veteran minor league pitcher. … The player-to-be-named later is somebody who could impact us in the near future.
Let’s hope it’s someone decent!
This was a little oddity that I absolutely loved in 1991. I need to track down that Murphy set still…
Wow, quite a few Wil Cordero cards in my collection.
At least there’s not much of a season left, right? Oh, well. A win is a win. The team looked pretty good, and I have a lot of hope for next year.
This is one of my favorite autographs in my collection. I know getting a Grissom is tough in the first place, which adds some prestige to it. I also like the card, and the autograph just looks sweet with that picture. Good stuff.