If you're reading this web site right now, than I can safely assume you are a sports fan, and that you saw what happened in Detroit on Wednesday night. Tiger's pitcher Armando Galarraga lost a perfect game with two outs in the bottom of the ninth on a blown call by the first base official Jim Joyce, a call which Joyce has subsequently apologized for.â†µ
What you may not have known, was that Galarraga started out his career as a farmhand in the Nationals organization; and according to FireJimBowden.com, he was actually pretty good while he was here.â†µ
Galarraga was in fact a pretty highly regarded prospect and a key piece of that trade. No, I didn't expect him to throw a perfect game, and yes he was bad last year and didn't even make the Tigers rotation out of spring training. But it's wrong to say Galarraga was not a "real" prospect.â†µ
Galarraga was part of the trade that brought Alfonso Soriano to Washington ... lot of good that did. If the Nationals had stuck with Galarraga, that could have totally been us getting jobbed out of a perfect game last night, although I'm not sure if that's something I'm completely envious of.