DMV: Philly Fights Dirty, Wins Again

Caps traded Neuvy for Halakso many Caps goaliesCaps lose to Flyers, againthe game featured a line brawl in which Philly fought dirtythe Flyers were so proudWiz beat Jazz thanks to old guysJohn Wall isn’t that great, yetmaybe don’t bank on Zach Walters, Nats fansnoted cereal fan Trevor Booker weighs in on cereal rankingsO’s may still be interested in Ervin SantanaO’s have the AL’s best under-25 talentshould the Skins sign Champ Bailey?

It Appears The Caps Are Buyers, Not Sellers, At The Trade Deadline

In advance of tomorrow’s trade deadline, the Caps have acquired lefty forward Dustin Penner from the Ducks for a fourth-rounder.


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DMV: Johan Santana Is On The Orioles Now

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O’s sign rehabbing Johan Santana to minor league deal. [O's Insider]

Good for the O’s. Why not take a flyer on Johan? [Sweet Spot]

Nats sign LHRP Michael Gonzalez to minor league deal. [Nats Insider]

A quick look at the payroll challenge facing Rizzo. [Nats Journal]

Hey, Otto Porter actually did something. Anything. [Bog]

Evgeny Kuznetsov and wife will live with Ovechkin. [Caps Insider]

“So how do we feel about ‘Redskins Nation’?” Not great! [Bog]

DMV: Happy Brian Orakpo Day!

So today was interesting. This site was knocked offline for much of it, and our previous, seven-year-old design (!) is unsalvageable (!!), so now we’ll need a new one. Until then, here are your links du jour …

Skins slap the franchise tag on Orakpo. He’ll make $11.5 million. [Insider]

Franchising Orakpo doesn’t end debate about what to do with him. [Keim]

Trevor Ariza scored 40 Saturday. Yeah, I don’t know how either. [WI]

John Wall named Eastern Conf. Player of the Week. [Bullets Forever]

Caps blow lead and win streak with bad loss to the Flyers. [RMNB]

Dimitry Orlov suspended two games for ill-advised boarding. [Caps Insider]

Evgeny Kuznetsov may be coming soon, but chill out. [Caps Insider]

A fun little Answer Man interview with Bryce Harper. [Big League Stew]

The O’s are kicking the tires on brokedown Johan Santana. [O's Insider]

After winning CAA Tourney in ’13, JMU finishes seventh. [JMUSB]

DMV: It Appears Orakpo’s Looking At About $10 Million Per Year

Benchmarking Orakpo’s value vs. other 3-4 OLB’s who got paid. [Keim]

I usually disagree with Wilbon, but I agree with him on this. [Bog]

Wiz beat Magic to move back over .500. Wall’s on fire. [Bullets Forever]

Looking at the Wizards’ playoff chances, post-Nene. [Bullets Forever]

Sounds like the Wiz are bringing Drew Gooden in for 10 days. [BF]

Read all about Lucas Giolito, the Nats’ 19-year-old prospect. [WaPo]

Hey, Ryan Zimmerman got some work at 1B yesterday. [Nats Insider]

The stats show Bryce Harper improved in Year 2. [Baseball Analytics]

O’s prospect doesn’t know O’s legend. Hilarity ensues. [Larry Brown]

Another O’s prospect is making the move to knuckleballer. [FTW]

Maryland did another “flash mob” at Comcast Center. [Terps Insider]

DMV: The Wiz Need You, Nene

Nene is out 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL. Damn. [Truth About It]

Wiz lean on Seraphin, Booker in Nene’s absence. Uh oh. [Wiz Insider]

Terps get another quality near-win, lose close one to Cuse. [Testudo]

Werth, LaRoche and Mattheus all have really terrific beards. [Bog]

Nats Park gets a new beer-and-sausage bar, The Big Stick. [WBJ]

There will never be a shortage of Kirk Cousins non-updates. [Insider]

Caps defenseman Karl Alzner isn’t even locally famous. [RMNB]

If Caps want to make playoffs they need to go streaking. [Peerless]

Neil Young playing D.C. at the height of his powers? Yes please. [AD]

This Cake Is Relevant To Our Interests

This is a cake that my sister-in-law made for my wife’s baby shower yesterday that I thought should be shared with you all. Although for our purposes we can pretend she made it for this blog’s 10 year anniversary. Congrats, Blog! (Note: You can hear someone ask if Chris is coming. No, Chris did not come. Chris stayed home to watch NASCAR and play cornhole. Chris is going to be a great father.)

You should recognize all of those logos, except maybe “AJ.” It’s Andrew Jackson high school in Kershaw, S.C, where my father-in-law is the head football coach and your 2013 Tri-County Coach of the Year. He’s been trying to get me to write about his team for years, so here you go!

*This post is in no way an endorsement of Team Cake. I stand firmly on the side of Team Pie and no amount of D.C. sports-related flair can change this.

Mr. Irrelevant is a D.C. sports blog covering the Redskins, Nationals, Orioles, Wizards, Capitals, Terrapins and more.