Jimmy Bo to Stay

If there was one “Interim” we could take out of a DC title, it would’ve been Dan Tangherlini at Metro, not Jim Bowden of the Washington Nationals, who is pretty much the mental midget of the baseball GMs out there. Kasten, according to the Post, said:

“Jim is very smart,” Kasten said last night at RFK Stadium. “By smart, I mean analytical.”

If by analytical, you mean doesn’t know the odds on driving drunk and getting caught, or can’t pick a team that’ll win more than half their games, or maybe even doesn’t bother to talk to Soriano about switching positions before trading for him and announcing the change.

Oy. Are we really stuck with this guy?

2 Comments so far

  1. Eric B (unregistered) on July 3rd, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

    I know, I know, late comment…

    A few years back, I remember reading that MLB “requested” new owners keep the current management team (GM and manager) in place for at least one year. It a) keeps some semblence of continuity and b) doesn’t embarrass the previous owner.

    The owners aren’t required to do this, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it was strongly implied that whacking the MLB-appointed GM wouldn’t be seen in the best light.

  2. Avery (unregistered) on July 4th, 2006 @ 10:28 am

    I don’t really agree that it’s a bad move. Being a lifetime Cincinnati fan who is now a Nats fan too, I’ve personally witnessed Jim’s success at GM. He made several shrewd moves throughout his tenure in Cincinnati and helped steer a small market team to several playoff appearances. I think you should give him a chance with real ownership before writing him off.

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