Major League Baseball has hired Jim Bowden, the former Cincinnati Reds' general manager, as the general manager of the franchise that is scheduled to move from Montreal to Washington for next season, two industry sources said.Capitol Punishment has already suggested that this is a terrible idea, and I see no reason to disagree. Over ten years of GMing is a little much for me to analyze right now, but there's not much to like. The Reds had only one playoff appearance during the Bowden years, and he's best known for the Ken Griffey, Jr. trade, which didn't work out all that well, as you may have heard. It should be a temporary position, and I hope they tell him first to do no harm. You have to feel sorry for Pat Gillick.
Monday, November 01, 2004
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