Jim Bowden's Trades Finally Understood

Finally providing an answer to that whole "uh, what were you thinking with that Soriano trade?" business, Nationals general manager Jim Bowden was arrested and charged with drunk driving last weekend in Miami, after the Nationals-Marlins series. Bowden said he intends on pleading not guilty to the charges and would have no other comment.

Bowden, of course, was unlikely to keep his job for much longer anyway after the new owners came in — even if they end up being the type of owners who like to grill and eat puppies — and cleaned house. This, along with the "lousy at his job" thing, pretty much assures that he's not long for the Nationals job. Which is a shame; we had been looking forward to more of his thoughts on geopolitics.

Nationals GM Bowden Is Charged With DUI [Washington Post]
Jim Bowden Must Go [Salon]
Potential Nationals Owner Wants To Kill And Eat This Puppy [Deadspin]