Tuesday, November 08, 2005

A consequence of uncertainty

We don't want to make too much of this, but a symptom of the Nationals' ownership void is that the Nationals are not mentioned in any of the rumors involving player deals on ESPN's Rumor Central. We are just not a factor in the free agent and major trade markets right now.

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Chris Needham said...

Considering the price and ability of most of the top tier free agents, that's not a bad thing. None of them are going to make this a playoff team, especially at the cost of salary and draft picks it'd take to sign most of them.

Leiv & Erik said...

We might disagree on the advisability of signing players like Brian Giles, Paul Konerko, and Milton Bradley. There's a reason why teams like the Yankees, Red Sox, and Cardinals are going after those players.

In any event, we don't want to be in a position for long where our argument is the following:

"Sure, these handcuffs prevent us from doing anything, but the cuffs are good because we'd just kill ourselves if we did do something!"