The Disappearance of Drew Storen


For Baseball fans, October is seen as the month where legends are born.  For Drew Storen, on the other hand, it may be the month that has ruined his professional career.  Just two short years ago,  Washington Nationals closer Drew Storen saved 43 games for an up and coming Nationals ball club.  Late last Summer, after missing a chunk of the season due to a bone chip in his pitching elbow, Storen found himself once again in a familar role, the Nationals’ bullpen.

In the biggest series in the franchise’s short history,  Storen, 25, blew a late lead in the NLDS’s deciding game 5 .  Since then, it has been a rollarcoaster ride for the once can’t miss prospect.  The Nationals added veteran reliever Rafeal Soriano in the off-season to reinforce the bullpen and this has appeared to rattle the young closer.  Storen’s struggles have bled into 2013 and many fans around the area have begun losing patience.  As the Nationals enter the all-star break next week, much is unknown as to what Storen’s role will be heading into the stretch run or if he’ll even be there at all.

The trade deadline is quickly approaching and all of DC is wondering what move will be made.  Soriano is currently 33 and has a year left on his two-year deal.  The Nationals lack a bat off of the bench and many feel Soriano may be the odd man.  This move would put Storen right back in his place.  The question around DC is will Storen resusate a once promising career?  Tune in to find out.

Storen (Above) mid pitch early in 2013