Bolstered Nationals Bullpen Makes 2010 Turnaround a Real Possibility

Posted: 26th December 2009 by Farid Rushdi in MLB
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It sure is going to be fun watching the Washington Nationals play baseball now that the adults are in charge. á Former general manager Jim Bowden would address a specific need by signing dozens of players in the hopes that one of them might make the team. á More often than not, however, the Nationals never got any better. He was like a shotgun, hoping that one pellet out of a thousand might reach its target. á Mike Rizzo, on the other hand, is more like a rifle, where only one shot is needed to hit the target. Rizzo identifies the need and fills it, calmly, quietly, and efficiently. á In need of a centerfielder since 2006, Bowden paraded a collection of players through the outfield for three years before being forced out this past spring. Alex Escobar, Brandon Watson, Nook Logan, Ryan ...

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