Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
I think Bowden screwed up pretty badly, but I also think there's a chance he'll make a waiver deal with someone. Soriano is expensive and a pending FA, so there's a chance he could slip through to a team that really wants/needs him.
I can't imagine Soriano clearing waivers for a deal to take place. I would bet someone, anyone would claim him to block the move.
Bowden screwed the pooch on this deal, or lack thereof. He went from King of DC when he "fleeced" the Reds, as some media outlets reported, to not trading away his biggest bargaining chip. If this year was Bowden audition for the new Nationals ownership, then consider him a flop, and I'd be very surprised if he were retained thru the offseason.