Soriano loses his arbitration case against the Nats, settling for a paltry $10 million in 2006, $2 million less than he was looking for. Now the real battle begins.
Heartwarming elevator encounter between Bowden and the Fonz recounted in the Washington Post.
Bowden holds his ground in Florida Today Q&A:
"If Vidro is healthy, Vidro is our second baseman. Jose Vidro is not a player that has other places he can play and be as effective as he is at second, where we feel that Soriano is so talented that he could move to either center or left field and really help our team...He's a really good kid. He's a caring, sensitive person. " (Jim Bowden via Florida Today 2/10/2006)