Monday, June 9, 2008

Ruh Row for Bowden

According to Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated (via, "There are rumblings Jim Bowden, GM of the Nats, could be in trouble." That's all he says in the article, not giving a source or reason. I doubt it has anything to do with the draft, maybe he's finally started rubbing Uncle Stan the wrong way? Or maybe it's because the failures of his ex-Reds (Kearns, Pena, Lopez and Young) are finally starting to outweigh the successes of his ex-Reds (Boone). Or maybe it's because the Nats are the 4th worst team in baseball (or tied for second worth if you go by losses).

But either way, Bowden heading out doesn't bother me. I'm sure that there are teams that won't trade with him or are skeptical of it. He is good at finding players whose careers he can resurrect, but you can't field a Major League team of 25 guys with retreads and he has to have figured that out. He probably needs to fire Lenny to shift the blame to the hitting coach. If he doesn't do anything, I could understand why he would get the ax.

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