Monday, January 10, 2005

Was Bowden Lying?

Although it appears we’ve dodged the bullet, the AZ Republic notes that the Nats offered a contract to Shawn Estes. Yeah, that Shawn Estes. Bowden supposedly said that he wouldn’t be spending the $5 or $6 million they’ve got left on pitching. Hopefully, he said that after he made an offer to the guy. Unless… he’s going to trade one of the arbitration-eligible pitchers.


  • Estes only made $600K last year, and wasn't pitching well enough to merit any kind of raise, I would hope. Even if he did, I'd be shocked if he went for $1.5M a year. So, to me, this does fall under "being creative"... Bowden was willing to give the guy a chance in exchange for a small, probably very short-term paycheck.

    By Blogger John, at 1/10/2005 11:54 AM  

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