Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Evidence of Wrong-Doing

Since 1995, 25 of 30 teams have made at least one playoff appearance. None were run by Jim Bowden. The five that haven't sniffed post-season over the last 12 years: Toronto, Kansas City, Pittsburgh, Montreal/Washington, and Cincinnati.

Isn't that enough? Does he really have to be a felon too?

And in case you're looking for hope on the horizon, the Baseball America top 100 prospects list came out today, with just one solitary Nationals property on the list.

This, my friends, is all the evidence of wrong-doing that should be needed.

7 comments:

An Briosca Mor said...
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Steven said...

It's not a bias. It's the beginning of the drought.

The Reds were in the playoffs in 1995 in fact.

Cpt. Lance Murdock said...

If we want to nitpick, the post also seems to accidentally omit the 1995 division championship or could be interpreted that way ("since 1995") and somewhat unfairly fails to acknowledge that the 1999 Reds won 96 games, a total usually good enough to make the playoffs, and in that instance good enough to take the season to a 163rd game. But that wasn't the point of the post, anyway.

Worse GMs have stayed in one spot longer than Jimbo has with the Nats. Not too many, I suppose, but I suppose that not many of those were sly enough to buddy up with the owner's son!

Cpt. Lance Murdock said...

Sorry, the 1995 thing was commented by Steve-o here before I submitted .....

Steven said...

Sorry Lance--close doesn't count.

Cpt. Lance Murdock said...

Had the '99 Reds led the NL in third-order wins, would close have counted then? ;-)