"We're not going set all new markets with him. We're not going to change the pay scale of Major League Baseball for one player. But there are so many signings that are all in the same range, and our organization is prepared to do that. And we have communicated that to Brodie. At this point, we're not close."
(Jim Bowden, via Nationals Journal, 2/23/2008)
Bowden breaks silence as Brodie Van Wagenen tries to break the bank for The Face of the Franchise?
Good for the Nats. Hey, we love Zimm, but we believe Jim.
- Good news from Manny (via Washington Times): "This year is basically going to be based on not being satisfied with what we did last year." Was anyone satisfied with a 73-89?
- Yawn. Bret Boone gets promoted to big league camp.
- *Gulp.* Hill and Patterson were scheduled to face live hitters today.
- Boooooooo. "It was (like) Christmas morning when they told me I was traded (to the Mets). That's how I felt. I was excited." (Ryan Church, via PalmBeachPost.com, 2/23/2008). Apparently the starting job in right in his to lose.
- Checking in with old friend Brad Wilkerson out in Seattle.
(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)