(AP Photo. Bye, bye, Stan? The good news for Stan Kasten -if he takes over as Prez/COO in Toronto- is that, like Nats Fans, he won't have to worry about the big picture for the Nationals anymore, either.)
Nationals Director of scouting Dana Brown is leaving DC for Toronto. MLB dot com's Bill Ladson reports:
Dana Brown is leaving the Nationals as an amateur scouting director and will join the Blue Jays to become a special assistant to general manager Alexander Anthopoulos.
Next question: Will Stan Kasten be following close behind?
Stan's name continues to pop up in the papers from time-to-time as a potential replacement for Paul Beeston in Toronto. Heck, just yesterday, the Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo name-dropped Stan in reference to the Jays in the middle of his notes column:
The Blue Jays could be making a change at the top very soon, but who might take over for Paul Beeston as president/chief operating officer remains a mystery.
Over the past few months, there has been speculation about Nationals president Stan Kasten moving north of the border to run the team for his old buddy Beeston, but there seems to be some stickiness with Kasten leaving Washington, where he has a small ownership stake.
If not Kasten, then who?
We'd ask Stan the same question -- and also ask him how sticky that little ownership stake really is -- but he won't take our calls.