Category Archives: BOWDEN

Dealing a Catcher to the Giants?

Lots of folks are asking the question today, in the aftermath of Scott Cousins needlessly ending Buster Posey’s season, if it would make sense for Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo to make a phone call to San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean to gauge his interest in trading for Pudge Rodriguez or Jesus Flores.
No less an expert than Jim Bowden suggested the very same idea on Twitter.
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Nationals Officials Knew of Prospect’s Fake Identity

In a published report this morning by Melissa Segura of SI.com, the Washington Nationals top instructor in the Domincan knew all about the trail of deceit following Carlos Alvarez, a heralded shortstop prospect who claimed to be Esmailyn Gonzalez, four years younger than his actual age.
Alvarez testified in June in a Dominican appeals court that Jose Baez, the Nats’ Domincan academy coordinator Continue reading

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