Tom Verducci writes, “The Red Sox plan to interview Jim Beattie and Jim Bowden this week for their GM opening. Bowden is also a strong contender for the Los Angeles job, which seems to be the better fit for him.”
Yes, that is the same Jim Bowden who signed Cristian Guzman and Vinnie Castilla in the same offseason. The same Jim Bowden who repeatedly overpaid for underwhelming players in Cincinnati. LA is probably a better fir because the Boston fans would likely chase him out of down. Dodger GMs disappear quietly into the night.
Unlike Bowden, Jason Stark gets it; he (rightly) thinks that Johan Santana was the best pitcher in the AL this year.