Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Manny Hasn't Decided Yet.


"Manny hasn't decided yet," proclaimed Team President Stan Kasten on MASN tonight while answering a question from Bob Carpenter and Rob Dibble in the broadcast booth. Mr. Kasten was talking about the possibility of Our Washington Nationals carrying three catchers to start the 2009 Season. He was also commenting on how Our 25-Man Roster might pan out.

He didn't say: "We haven't decided yet."

Nor did he respond: "That's a group decision to be made by Baseball Operations and Management."

Stan Kasten publicly stating tonight that Our Manager Manny Acta has the final say about who makes the 25-Man Roster for Opening Day.

No one is telling Our Number 14 who to play.

No one is telling Manny who sits.

And no one is telling Mr. Acta who gets sent down to the minors.

When it comes to Our Lineup for 2009--Manny Acta makes the final call.

How different from years' past. Unless it's an emergency, no more Paul LoDuca types playing left just because he's a veteran with a high salary.

You play, if you deserve it.

Nothing else matters.

Manny Acta's in charge when it comes to matters on the field of play.

No one undercutting his authority.

What a quote: "Manny hasn't decided yet."

Maybe, the most refreshing line of the entire Spring Training--2009.

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3 comments:

Andrew Lang said...

SBF writes....How different from years' past. Unless it's an emergency, no more Paul LoDuca types playing left just because he's a veteran with a high salary.

Let's hope we don't see that replay ever again, but Manny claimed last year that JimBo never asked him to showcase PLoD; however, I never really bought off on that.

That showcasing of PLoD last year cost the Nats a couple of Curly W's last year IMHO.

paul said...

Nice try, Stan. We can see the marionette strings from here.

Tom said...

I thought the GM picked the team . .