Friday, August 8, 2008

Fun Friday

I'm sitting in Panera once again. They have amazing iced tea. So good that I have gone through 4 cups of it in the last half hour. But anyways...

According to Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News (via MLBTR), "Speculation around the Nationals is that vice president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo is positioned to replace Jim Bowden as general manager." Not exactly big news, but it's refreshing to hear it come from non-Nationals bloggers (I'm looking at you, Steven on Capitol Hill).

It's really tough for me be excited about this team right now. Don't get me wrong, I love the guys, their energy and their winning habits (6 of the last 7? OMG!!!). But all of my excitement from the "New Nats" (or as my blogger friend the Scholastic Scribe would probably call them, the "Gnu Gnats") is drained by how angry I still am toward the management. We need to spend money and we need to sign our draft picks. Sadly, all I can do is say "meh" and try and move on. But if August 15 comes and we don't have all 5 of these draft picks signed, I'm gonna go nuts. Fire Bowden, Kasten, The Lerners, etc.

Was anyone else as immensely amused by this as I was? A Tecmo Bowl matchup of Milledge and Dukes? That's awesome! So awesome that I spent the last hour playing Tecmo Bowl on my laptop here at Panera. That would probably explain why all of the 30something yuppies are staring at me.

Nothing else is really happening. The Olympics are on tonight, and anyone who knows me knows that I am obsessed with them. If you see someone dressed in red white and blue chanting "U-S-A! ALL THE WAY!," it's probably me. If anything exciting happens today, I'll probably give my thoughts then (cough ODALIS TRADE?!?!?!?! cough). If not, I'll be back on either tomorrow or Sunday.


  1. you can't expect the team to sign Nieto, regardless. he fell all the way to the 5th round because he specifically told teams: if the Mets don't draft me i'm not signing. so that was a loser proposition the whole way, especially since the Nats are deciding to play hard-ball now. Corw is the big one. if they don't give a little and if Crow doesn't come back a little, it's a killer.

  2. Yeah, we definitely can't let Crow go. Espinoza will sign (knock on wood) and I think the guy from the 4th round will too. If we offer Nieto enough money, I think he'll forget about the Mets (I thought it was the Orioles). If not, I wonder if they could file a tampering charge.

  3. By the way, thanks for turning me on to DePo's blog. Reading it only reinforces my wish that Towers could somehow be convinced to let him go so he can come East where he belongs.

  4. I'm personally hoping for some sort of DePo/Rizzo dictatorship at the top. Those two young minds could go really far.

    If I had to pick between the two of them, though, I would pick DePo. He'll be best in the longrun, I think. We know Rizzo can scout, but don't really know about anything else.


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