Everyday Eddie Still Hanging Around
By and large, I’ve never been one to criticize a player for sticking around a sport for too long (I was fascinated by Michael Jordan on the Wizards and, let’s face it, Brett Favre this season), as I feel that is a choice that is dictated both by the player and the league he plays in, but I sincerely hope that “Everyday” Eddie Guardado doesn’t embarass himself in the attempt. It was just announced that he has signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals.
Over the past few seasons, it has become clear to me that Eddie just doesn’t have it anymore. He was great with the Twins as a middle reliever, had a run of luck (and great defense behind him) as a closer, but since then has been average bordering on washed up.
I hope that Eddie G. proves me wrong, but I just don’t see it happening.