Nationals released RHP John Patterson.
Stunning. Obviously the Nationals shared the same concerns about Patterson's lack of velocity that we did, but he still looked like their probable Opening Day starter and they'll only save about $600,000 by cutting him. They're left with a rotation of Shawn Hill, Jason Bergmann, Tim Redding, Odalis Perez and either Matt Chico or John Lannan. They'll probably need both young lefties initially with Hill likely to open up on the DL. Mar. 20 - 3:21 pm et
He probably will be signed by another team, possibly a contender. He may have some sleeper value if the right team signs him. I was thinking he was going to be the Opening day starter too, this is a total stunner. He can still throw that curve. Only concern is the velocity of his fastball and his control at times.