Re: Nationals (Who else?) sign Ruben Mateo to minor league deal
I really don't think Bowden is going to last when (if?) the new ownership takes control out here in D.C. These offseason moves have been befuddling, at least...the Soriano deal was a bad move at the time, and is looking worse now that Soriano has said he won't move to the OF. Then Bowden brings in Royce Clayton to compete with Cristian Guzman (presumably because Womack had already been snatched up), and now Mateo.
Add that to the fact that nothing was done to improve the starting rotation, the Nats gave up a solid hitter and producer in Wilkerson for an overpriced Soriano (whose power will evaporate in spacious RFK), and the team's lack of speed and high OBP guys means a long summer her ein the Capital.
Ruben Mateo is no on'e savior--except, perhaps, for Bowden.
We'll burn that bridge when we get to it.