DALY: Prospect makes fools out of the Nationals

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The more I hear about this phony Nationals prospect, the more I’m beginning to wonder if he even speaks Spanish.

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Here’s the Nats’ biggest problem: When 19-year-old Esmailyn Gonzalez turns out to be 23-year-old Carlos Alvarez, there’s no way you can blame it on a typographical error.

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Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised to find out that Gonzalez/Alvarez is the illegitimate son of Sidd Finch - that pitcher with the 168 mph fastball that George Plimpton dreamed up years ago.

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I have just one question for club president Stan Kasten: The kid’s birthday wouldn’t be April Fools’ Day, would it?

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Maybe they could trade him even-up for Joe Hardy.

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“Make no mistake,” Kasten said, “this wasn’t a college kid with a fake ID that came in and did this.”

You’ve got that right, Stan. I mean, a college kid with a fake ID would probably still be buying rounds at the team watering hole.

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About the only way this story could be better is if Gonzalez/Alvarez had invested his $1.4 million bonus with Bernie Madoff.

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Dan Daly

Dan Daly

Dan Daly has been writing about sports for the Washington Times since 1982. He has won numerous national and local awards, appears regularly in NFL Films’ historical features and is the co-author of “The Pro Football Chronicle,” a decade-by-decade history of the game. Follow Dan on Twitter at @dandalyonsports –- or e-mail him at ddaly@washingtontimes.com.

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