Friday, June 02, 2006
I am sorry to report that Sport Illustrated is reporting that Ted Lerner will retain Jim Bowden through the 2007 season if he beats his DUI arrest in South Florida. This is the copy from SI: Tom Verducci reports-- "Jim Bowden's future as Nationals G.M. will depend on the disposition of his DUI case in Florida. (He was arrested on April 17 for allegedly running a stop sign.) If he beats the charge this summer, new ownership plans to keep him through 2007. If not, he'll be out of a job."
When Braves Director of Player Personel, Dayton Moore, accepted the Kansas City Royals GM job the other day, you had to figure something like this might be in the works. Moore would only take the Royals job if he knew that he was not going to be considered for the Nats GM job by Stan Kasten. Obviously, Jim can suck up with the best of them.
I am truly shocked by Jimbo may well be the Nats GM. There is no one more the poster boy of MLB's handling of this franchise that has infuriated sooooo many people. Its quite shocking to hear this. REALLY!!