"We have made the baseball development decision that we've been contemplating for a while to go back to one team, presumably higher-quality players for only one team. Consequently we released 14 players today in addition."
(Stan Kasten, via Nationals Journal, 2/26/2009)
"I feel bad, really bad."
(Carlos Daniel Alvarez Lugo, via Washington Post, 2/26/2009)
As an aside, does the kid young man who started this whole thing, the player formerly known as Esmailyn Gonzalez, stay, or does he go?
Obvious answer, right? Go?
(Photo of Carlos Daniel Alvarez Lugo by Reuters Pictures. Lugo is the guy on the right. Sheesh, the guy looks closer to 70 than 16! How did everybody miss that?)