Bret Boone signed a minor league contract with the Washington Nationals today. That gives him a crack to break camp with the big league club in April. At 38 years old he’ll probably be competing for a bench/utility job since Ron Belliard and Felipe Lopez are already competing for the everyday second base job. At first I thought, hmm well he’s been retired for 3+ years, he was terrible even back to ’03, who could possibly want to sign him?
Turns out his dad. His father is currently the assistant general manager of the Nat’s, so that could help with the signing. Not to mention his brother Aaron is the starting third basemen.
But with all bad blood aside, I’m actually excited. I used to be a huge Bret Boone fan, and the fact that he wasn’t in the Mitchell Report has to make me think, “Maybe he’s clean?” I mean, probably not, but I’d still like to see him do well. I’m a sucker for come backers.