Senators Roll Call: 1/30

Famous Muppet Frogs
• Baseball America released their vaunted Prospect Handbook and many former and current Senators made the Nationals’ Top 30:

#1 – Anthony Rendon (’12)
#3 – Brian Goodwin (’12)
#6 – Christian Garcia (’12)
#7 – Eury Perez (’12)
#10 – Zach Walters (’12)
#15 – Sandy Leon (’12)
#17 – Destin Hood (’12)
#23 – Chris Marrero (’10, ’12)
#28 – Paul Demny (’12)
#30 – Jhonatan Solano (’09-’10, ’12)

Brad Peacock (’10-’11) was also slotted as the Athletics #4 prospect a year after the trade that sent him to Oakland with Tommy Milone, Derek Norris, and AJ Cole.

Rule 5 claims Jeff Kobernus (’12) and Danny Rosenbaum (’11-’12) nabbed the #20 spot for the Tigers and #22 for the Rockies respectively.

Phil Wellman (’87) won’t be remembered for his one plate appearance in a Senators’ uniform or his inclusion in that year’s card set. Instead, he’ll always be the internet sensation that had a meltdown as manager of the Mississippi Braves and now he’s featured in a Super Bowl ad for Volkswagen.

• The list of remaining Expos grows smaller as Brian Schneider (’99) has elected to retire after a solid 13-year major league career.

• The Senators are launching a new promo team this season, the Hershey’s Ice Cream Scream Team, and are looking to hire members. Interested applicants can apply here.

• The Potomac Nationals have slated the greatest promotion in history for some time this summer as they are giving away a half Roger Bernadina (’07-’08)/half shark figurine.

Potomac Nats promos
Old Faces, New Places

Rich Rundles (’04-’05) was re-signed by Baltimore for 2013 after getting picked up from the Lancaster Barnstormers late last season

• After hitting .290 in 45 games between Potomac, Harrisburg, and Syracuse, James Skelton (’12) was signed by the Rockies organization

Austin Bibens-Dirkx (’12) inked a minor-league deal with the Blue Jays

• Despite getting released last July from Milwaukee’s Triple-A affiliate, Victor Garate (’10) has a new team this season as the Dodgers’ organization signed the southpaw

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