Jim Bowden Resigns


Updated: March 1, 2009, 1:34 PM ET
Nationals GM Bowden resigns
ESPN.com news services

VIERA, Fla. — Jim Bowden resigned Sunday after four seasons as the Washington Nationals general manager, leaving under the cloud of a federal investigation into the skimming of signing bonuses given to Latin American prospects.

He has maintained his innocence in the matter, but said Sunday, “I’ve become a distraction.”

“It’s an emotional decision. It saddens me. But I feel it’s in the best interest of two of the things I love the most, and that’s the Washington Nationals and baseball,” Bowden added….

No replacement was immediately announced….


Thank goodness! Bowden is an idiot who has done little to improve the Nationals fir the long term. Goodbye and good riddance!




  1. mlbtribefan

    Now the Nationals should hire someone who really has the interest of the fans in the DC area and can establish a true plan for bring winning baseball.

  2. diamonddiva

    There’s a rumor that the Nationals are interested in Blue Jays’ Assistant GM Tony LaCava, and there’s also a lot of speculation that Nationals’ Assistant GM Mike Rizzo might be named as Bowden’s replacement. I think either would do a good job. I just hope someone is hired soon, so the team can focus on getting ready for the upcoming season rather than all this off-the-field crap.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s