“They’re Just Making Bowden Endure As Much Pain As Possible” – The Post
Nats sources say GM’s job in jeopardy – The Wash. Times
It sure looks like Jim Bowden is getting his comeupance for years of Reds cronyism, poor personal decisions, annoying (and occasionally dangerous) personal behavior, questionable wadrobe and reckless roster moves. There are some reports that the only reason Bowden has not been let go is because of his friendship with Mark Lerner. The irony is of course that the friendship is leaving Bowden twisting in the wind in a public spectacle. Be a good friend Mark and let the guy go before even the biggest sharks, vultures and just plain haters in the Natmosphere feel sorry for him. Your dad, Ted, apparently wanted him out at the end of last season!
THOMAS BOSWELL – Out of the Mess Comes Progress – The Post
The irony of this whole situation is that Bowden actually had a decent offseason and the Nationals look to be much improved in 2009.
Young Arms Exhibit Plenty of Potential Against the Tigers – The Post
Spring Training Report – The Wash. Times
Collin Balester and Jordan Zimmermann both threw two hitless innings yesterday. Zimmermann struck out three of the six batters he faced. The Nats beat the Tigers 2-1 in Viera.