In no particular order: Guillen throws Nationals' medical staff under the bus, throws down the gauntlet to Soriano, complains about the fences at RFK, tells Jim to fix the Vidro/Soriano mess at second base, hints that he might be ready for Opening Day (but maybe not), and talks about negotiating a new contract.
"It was pretty ugly. I saw the pictures...It was not a slight tear, like [the team's medical staff] said. It was pretty much broken in half. . . . I was kind of mad at those guys, because they should know what was going on in there. But I really blame myself, because I was the one who wanted to keep playing."
"Everybody knows about this ballpark, how many home runs I lost there...I'd like to see somebody [*cough*cough*Soriano*cough*] coming from another team [where he has hit] 40 home runs -- let's see how many home runs they hit here. I'm not going to mention no one's names [*cough*Soriano]. But just come here. And we'll see who has the real power here."
But it gets worse. How about this gem from Bowden?
"We'd like to lock up all three of our big potential free agents -- Jose Guillen, Alfonso Soriano and Nick Johnson" (Jim Bowden, via Washington Post, 2/17/2006)
Memo to Bud: Please get an owner in here quick.