This isn't going to bolster the Nats pitching, as Astacio has always been erratic and had control issues throughout his career. But, he is entertaining in the way he leans down and wildly shakes his right hand before every pitch.
Bowden claims there was never any deal in the works to move Soriano, Johnson and/or Church to Boston. I've learned to not believe most GMs as long as their lips are moving...but in this case, if the Nats really are picking up Astacio, I guess they thought he was more appealing than Arroyo or Clement.
I'll be happy to see both Arroyo and Clement still in Sox uniforms in April.