Brad Lidge Shocks the World

According to reliever Brad Lidge, who is now with the Nationals, on his new team:

Probably the most talented team I’ve ever been on, and I’ve been on some great teams.

FYI, Lidge last played for the Phillies, whose personnel included Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Cole Hamels, Chase Utley, and Ryan Howard (among others). Prior to his stint in Philadelphia, Lidge was in Houston, where his teammates included the likes of Craig Biggio, Jeff Bagwell, Jeff Kent, Lance Berkman, Roy Oswalt in his prime, Billy Wagner, Roger Clemens, and Andy Pettitte.

But this 2012 Washington Nationals team is — in his opinion — the “most talented” he’s ever been on.

Hey, maybe it is. Perhaps the Nats will fulfill that opinion with their performance on the field this year or next — we’ll see.

What do you think? Is Lidge off his rocker, or does he have a solid argument to back up those words? Sound off in the comments.

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