"We're getting pressure from the Nationals. They want to find out, one way or the other, so they can go on their merry way." (Unnamed MLB Source, via Tom Boswell/Washington Post, 2/24/2009)
The Jim Bowden Axe Watch continues.
Seems to be a single, inevitable conclusion coming, right?
Just in case, Nationals Farm Authority lines up some worthy GM candidates.
Meanwhile, from Nationals Journal last night:
But behind the scenes, according to sources, some within the team's ownership group -- which includes Managing Principal Owner Theodore N. Lerner, seven principal owners and nine founding partners -- are eager to cut ties with the general manager they inherited almost three years ago, and see the investigation as a way of facilitating Bowden's exit.
Boz weighs in, saying the Nats want to both be fair and be perceived as fair; Chris Needham labels Jim "Dead Man Segwaying".
Even if Jimbo survives the Fed rap, he's a goner this time, right?