Bowden takes DC job, Gillick.. ?

DMZ · November 2, 2004 at 4:49 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

AP is reporting that Jim Bowden, former GM of the Reds, will be the new GM of the to-be-renamed-Expos. I once named Bowden the most disappointing GM to me, but that’s not really important.

What it means is that Gillick, who weirdly hasn’t left yet, doesn’t get the job. Presumably he’ll continue to cash pay paychecks until one of his old proteges gives him a gig, like Bavasi did for Evans. At some point this off-season, though, I totally agree with Dave in that I expect Gillick to leave the team.


10 Responses to “Bowden takes DC job, Gillick.. ?”

  1. Jim Thomsen on November 2nd, 2004 5:20 pm

    It seems possible that Bowden is just a stopgap GM, hired to handle offseason personnel moves until a new ownership group takes over … in which, case, Gillick could well re-enter the D.C. picture.

    What do you think the new team should be called? I vote for the “Washington Bills.”

  2. Evan on November 2nd, 2004 5:21 pm

    As I said before, I can’t understand why anyone would want that job yet. Once the legal issues are cleared up (I’m not yet entirely convinced the team won’t be in Montréal in 2005) and an ownership group is in place, sure, but not now.

  3. Econ guy on November 2nd, 2004 5:40 pm

    Off topic note here. Boone and Ichiro got gold gloves in the AL.

  4. Jeremy on November 2nd, 2004 6:36 pm

    I think at this point, Jim Bowden realizes that any job is better than “Cold Pizza baseball expert”.

    I’ve said it many times, just devote the show to Thea Andrews and everything will be just fine.

  5. Grant on November 2nd, 2004 6:37 pm

    I can’t believe Derek Jeter won a gold glove this year, I would say it’s because he’s a Yankee, but amazingly they gave Brett Boone one as well. I have heard people on this site saying that certain systems rate Boone as one of the worst defense 2nd basemen, but which system is best and where can it be found on the web?

  6. M Kubecka on November 2nd, 2004 6:48 pm

    Since we’re off topic: Has anyone run any numbers on how low the M’s attendance cas drop and the team can still turn a profit? (Has the team calculated this and determined how much of a splash they can afford to not make this offseason?)

  7. tvwxman on November 2nd, 2004 7:32 pm

    Can one actually get hired by a company without an owner? I’ll have to try it sometime.

  8. Dave on November 2nd, 2004 7:53 pm

    Gillick is still with the organization in presence only. His power within the front office is a shred of what it was a year ago. Heck, even 6 months ago.

    I still believe he’ll officially leave the front office sometime in the next month or so, but this does not change the fact that he’s basically become a bit part in the decision making process.

  9. Coach on November 3rd, 2004 2:29 pm

    #1 – How about the “Washington Lobbyists”??

    You could probably have some better mascot options with the “Washington Filabusters”

  10. Bela Txadux on November 3rd, 2004 8:50 pm

    Regarding the Expos’ rename, I’m holding out for the District of Columbia Athletic Club. That way we can call them the DC ACs for the next 45 years. : )