Monthly Archives: August 2009

Nationals Auto: Jon Rauch

2005 Topps Total

2005 Topps Total

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.

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Belliard is gone

Farewell, Tankass.

Farewell, Tankass.

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!

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1991 Stadium Club Skydome, Part 1

This was a little oddity that I absolutely loved in 1991. I need to track down that Murphy set still…

Austin's high point was hitting .326 in Short Season A in 1991. 2 years later he was out of baseball.

Austin's high point was hitting .326 in Short Season A in 1991. 2 years later he was out of baseball.

Calderon had a 139 OPS+ in 1991. What a weird picture.

Calderon had a 139 OPS+ in 1991. What a weird picture.

Floyd had a .416 SLG in rookie ball in 1991.

Floyd had a .416 SLG in rookie ball in 1991.

Hostetler went 3-4 with a 6.83 ERA in 1991. He never made it out of A Ball.

Hostetler went 3-4 with a 6.83 ERA in 1991. He never made it out of A Ball.

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Expos Auto: Josh Girdley

Realized I missed this one in my Girdley expose.

Girdley Auto

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Wil Cordero

Wow, quite a few Wil Cordero cards in my collection.

1991 Upper Deck

1991 Upper Deck

1992 Score Traded

1992 Score Traded

1993 O-Pee-Chee Premier

1993 O-Pee-Chee Premier

1994 Leaf

1994 Leaf

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A Win

Morgan broke his hand and is out for the season.

Morgan broke his hand and is out for the season.

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.

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2009 Topps Heritage Day 2

Lastings had a *7* OPS+ with Washington before getting dealt.

Lastings had a *7* OPS+ with Washington before getting dealt.

Tim has a 69 ERA+ for the Mets this season.

Tim has a 69 ERA+ for the Mets this season.

Ryan has a 135 OPS+ for the Nats this season.

Ryan has a 135 OPS+ for the Nats this season.

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