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    Bowden era alive and well in DC

    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6761858


    Thank god this clown is gone.

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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post

    Did you e-mail this to Marty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Did you e-mail this to Marty?
    No, he'd love it!

    I may have to do that, if I can find a direct email for him that he checks on the road.
    Last edited by Matt700wlw; 05-02-2007 at 03:22 PM.

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    Asst. GM Bob Boone is all I have to see. That and letting Soriano walk and getting basically nothing for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    No, he'd love it!

    I may have to do that
    You'd probably be his boy forever if you did that. Maybe even invite you over to the Brennaman mansion and let you swim in his pool. Maybe even date his daughter.
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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Matt700wlw View Post
    http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/6761858


    Thank god this clown is gone.

    The next to resign should be Barry Larkin. Then he should come home.
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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    At least they didn't include a photo of Bowden wearing his leather pants.

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    Bowden must develop into a strong, effective leader, unifying his organization rather than dividing it.
    more than 10 years as a GM, it's simply ,not going to happen.
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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Did you e-mail this to Marty?
    Bet you a dollar it gets multiple mentions during tonights game
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    What the heck was Kasten thinking letting Jimbo stay around? he'll set the franchise back 10 years.
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

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    What the heck was Kasten thinking letting Jimbo stay around? he'll set the franchise back 10 years.
    For the life of me, I can't figure out how he's survived this long. You'd think the new owner would have cleared him out with the trash.

    I thought this line was particularly telling:

    Approximately 50 major and minor-league staffers, front-office personnel, player-development officials and scouts have resigned or been fired since Bowden took over including a number whom Bowden promoted or hired.
    This has been the norm for Bowden wherever he's been. That should be a clue for any owner that wants him to run a team.

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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    In December, for example, Nationals minor-league officials requested approval to purchase 600 of the team's 2005 caps from New Era for $4 each, former employees say. The caps were to be used for minor-league players in spring training as well as players in the Gulf Coast League, Dominican Summer League and extended spring training.

    It took six weeks for the purchase to be approved, according to the former employees. At that point the caps no longer were available, leaving the Nationals to purchase 2007 caps for $11 each a net loss of $4,200.
    This is unrelated to baseball. But this kind of crap drives me wild as I face it pretty regularly being in industrial sales. Companies routinely drive up their own price by dickering around and taking too long to place an order. Or they ask for a price for 1,000,000 units and then place an order for 1,000 units, as if we aren't going to notice. The other thing they'll do is ask for a price for only 100 units when they will actually use 100 units every week of the year.

    Some orgizinations spend thousands of dollars because the baffoons in purchasing try to get cute or just plain don't understand how the world works. If your company has a good purchasing manager, go thank them, because they are likely saving the company big bucks by knowing how to do things right.
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    Bowden must develop into a strong, effective leader, unifying his organization rather than dividing it.
    This is my favorite part of the article. Bowden has only been a GM for what, 15 years? That's like expecting my dog to become a horse.

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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    Quote Originally Posted by Sea Ray View Post
    I thought this line was particularly telling:



    This has been the norm for Bowden wherever he's been. That should be a clue for any owner that wants him to run a team.

    How many people left the Reds when Cast took over? Plenty, including some hired by DanO. New ownership is always going to cause a lot of turnover.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

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    Re: Bowden era alive and well in DC

    This was an interesting note about Maj:

    The Reds have until July 13, the one-year anniversary of the deal, to file a grievance. They have yet to do so, according to major-league sources.
    Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!


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