Yesterday the Nationals officially put outfielder Johnny Gomes on the active roster. In order to do so, they had to take somebody off. The Nationals designated Matt Stairs for assignment yesterday, likely ending his career.
Stairs was signed to be a big bat that could come off the bench and pinch hit. That never happened. Stairs began the season 0-16 and finished the season 10-65. At the July 4 game at Nats Park Stairs' walk-up song was Toby Kieth's "I Ain't As Good As I Once Was"...how true that is.