The Baseball Desert

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Crumbs From Your Table

Why am I not surprised by this piece of news?

I hate to be all cynical and read between the lines of everything I read, but is it mere coincidence that any decision regarding the future of the Nats - who are currently owned by the other 29 major league teams - will be made after both the GM meetings and the start of the free-agent negotiation period (tomorrow)?

By the time the Nats know who will be in charge and how much money they have to spend, all the good deals will have been done by those other 29 teams and they'll once again have to cobble together a team from everyone else's castoffs.