Checking In From Texas

Posted by Dave Nichols | Wednesday, December 24, 2008 | , , | 0 comments »

So, I've been out of town the last few days. Anything happening in the Natosphere?


Im depressed the way this shook out. It really is a sham that the Yankees have a license to print money and operate in the manner they do. I know it's the reality of the situation and the baseball owners are the ones that make the rules they play under, but how can anyone consciously participate in a coalition that allows one of its members to act with impunity fiscally?

As for the idea that because the Nats were in the Teixeira sweepstakes they have become "players", that's ridiculous. The Nats got played. Plain and simple. They were nothing but pawns in the whole thing.

And please don't go thinking the Nats are going to go off on a spending spree now with that $160 million. There's no one else in "The Plan" out there. If they were spending that money this off-season, it was for Teixeira.

I will say this: if the Bowden signs Manny Ramirez, I will still cover this team, but I will not root for it until Bowden is fired. You think FJB is bad? Just wait.

In other news, the Nats signed five players that all had promise at one point, but have failed as big leaguers for one reason or another.

Daniel Cabrera. Corey Patterson. Freddie Bynum.

Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Nats fans.