Washington Nationals owner Stan Kasten is rumored to be interested in rebuilding his team through getting younger and shedding expensive veteran contracts. Although they’ve been decent of late, it’s highly unlikely the Nationals will be true wild card competitors. So, you should expect a firesale sometime before the end of July. And we’re fortunate enough to be fans of teams who are always buyers at the deadline. It’s a very good possibility then that tonight you’ll get to watch Nationals who will play important roles in the stretch run to come. Will Alfonso Soriano return to the Yankees sometime this summer? Will Livan Hernandez be pitching autumn games in Fenway? These questions will be answered soon enough. During this series we will get a chance to scout and decide whether these players are worthy of our teams. Tonight the Yanks look to extend their lead on the Sox as they take on the Nationals in our nation’s capital.