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Dukes should start, not sit

Updated: April 6, 2009, 2:36 PM ET
By Rob Neyer

Dave Cameron on what looks like a truly odd move:

Even with the GM having resigned in disgrace and promises of a new organization going forward, the Nationals have managed to screw it up. Elijah Dukes, the best player on the team, is not in the line-up today. He's not injured. He's not being punished for an off the field transgression. He just had a bad spring, and Austin Kearns had a good spring, and that was enough for [Nationals manager] Manny Acta to decide that Kearns should get the ...

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