Digging in for a battle at second

Sheinin, Dave
January 2006
Sporting News;1/20/2006, Vol. 230 Issue 3, p52
The article presents comments of the author on various developments related to the baseball team Washington Nationals. In true inside-the-Beltway fashion, Nationals' brass was in full spin mode when it pulled off one of the winter meetings' biggest trades by getting second baseman Alfonso Soriano from the Texas Rangers in a three-for-one swap. The Nationals already had a second baseman--franchise cornerstone Jose Vidro--but they indicated that was of no concern. General manager Jim Bowden is a master salesman, but even he is unlikely to change Soriano's mind.


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