We Shall Be Livan No More.

I really, really apologize for the mutilation of Elton John. Except that I don’t. Livan Hernandez is off to the Diamondbacks for two prospects, Garrett Mock and Matt Chico. Neither look like the Ace that Hernandez had become off and on, but each would be a solid 3 or 4 starter in another year, and that’s what the Nats need: long-term plans instead of short-term attempts at success. Tough to think that yesterday’s 3-2 loss, with a no-decision for Livo, will be his last start in our colors before he heads to Phoenix. Of course, it was iconic of his career here: an excellent outing spoiled by defense and a lack of significant offense, so I suppose it was appropriate.

Good luck, Livan, we’ll miss you.

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