In case you've been wondering what Stan Kasten's 3 Pillars to Success are, watch the above video clip of Stan doing his best Tony Robbins impression during the Winter Meetings, talking about success in a conference room at Disney World. Feeling motivated yet? No? Well, stick with it, because around the 2:00 mark, a person in a Donald Duck costume enters from Kasten's left and tackles him to the ground*.
Meanwhile, in his weekly chat on WashingtonPost.com today, Thomas Boswell offered an interesting peek inside the old Rizzo-Kasten-Lerner decision making process, specifically with the question of what to do with Adam Dunn at the trading deadline in '10. In a nutshell: Rizzo wasn't a Dunn guy, wanted to trade him for Edwin Jackson, Kasten was a Dunn guy and wanted to sign him to an extension immediately, Lerners waffled and decided not to do anything until late in the season. And the Nats ended up not with Adam Dunn or Edwin Jackson, but a couple of draft picks. Not exactly three pillars of success, you know? So we move on.
Hey, any news on that bank-breaking deal the Nats are about to make to Cliff Lee to blow the Yankees, Rangers, and Angels out of the water*?
*Okay, we made that up.