At the end of August the Nationals traded David DeJesus to the Rays for a player to be named later. That player was named: left hander Matt Spann, a 2010 draft choice who has done alright in the Rays’ lower minor leagues.
But more importantly, Spann makes things nice and symmetrical in the double-N department for the Nats. Spann matches up nicely with Denard Span just as Jordan Zimmermann matches up nicely with Ryan Zimmerman. Indeed, an entire generation of Nats fans may grow up thinking that double-Ns mean a guy is a pitcher, single-Ns means a position player.
At least that’s what I’d tell my kids. Just after I told them how they determine the weight capacity of bridges.