Bowden’s Blunders

Thank you, Jacob Luft.

In his piece, “Defensible Position,” Luft writes, “If the Nationals had an owner — and a GM that wasn’t pulled off the set of Cold Pizza, for that matter — they could have gotten serious about winning and acquired some Mike Cameron types to take advantage of the barn they play in.” Okay, so he dangled a preposition — it happens. But what rarely happens is curiosity about how Jim Bowden has his job. This is a GM who signed Vinnie Castilla and Christian Guzman. The latter, one of the most inept offensive players in all of baseball, actually got a 4-year deal. What’s the explanation for his acquiring John Patterson? You know what they say about broken clocks.

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