Friday, November 10, 2006
Manny Acta The Man? Sure Looks That Way!!
With the Associated Press reporting that Manny Acta has pulled his name out of the running for the Oakland Athletics Manager's position, it seems clear, that Acta is number 1, in line for the Washington Nationals job and is negotiating a contract.
Yesterday, The Washington Post Reported that Acta, upon arriving back from Japan with the MLB ALL Stars, was, almost immediately, contacted by Nats General Manager, Jim Bowden--Bowden telling Acta the Nationals are still interested in him.
From the start of this Manager Search, by Washington, Acta has been THE ONLY potential choice that has not trashed the Nationals in some way. Manny has stated on numerous occasions, that he likes "THE PLAN" being put forth by President, Stan Kasten and Bowden. Yesterday, Manny called it a "GREAT PLAN". He's very familiar with many of the players already in the organization. Obviously has good relationships with, not only alot of Latin Players, but players from all over--he's very well liked.
Brian Schneider said fine things about Acta, while in Japan with Manny over the past two weeks. Acta telling Brian he would love to have the job. He loved the Fans in Washington, and their excitement they displayed---he noticed that each time the Mets visited RFK. Thought the team had some good solid young players to build around, and figures the New Stadium will be HOPPING!!.
Whether or not, he turns out to be outstanding as a Manager--will not be known for a few seasons. But, you got to love the attitude. Says the politically correct things. And, in our Nation's Capital--you gotta appreciate that!!!
Manny Acta is a good choice. BRING HIM ON MR. KASTEN!! I hope you are on that Blackberry RIGHT NOW!!