Bowden's 'mind is always working'
Jim Bowden will never think conservatively when it comes to running a baseball team.
Now Bowden can break for lunch at the nearby Cracker Barrel, then return to his office and let us know if there's anything to the rumors that he's thinking about sending first baseman Nick Johnson to the Mets. For a guy who doesn't have a definitive budget and is basically working out of a cow pasture, he's not having any trouble making news.
Nationals assistant GM Tony Siegle, who will soon join Bowden at the team's winter office in Viera, Fla., has worked under 23 general managers in nearly 40 years in the big leagues. He ranks Bowden right up there in the category of boundless energy.
"What's the word indefatigable?" Siegle said. "He's a dynamo. He'll call me at night with something, then he'll think of something else in the morning or the afternoon and he might be going in another direction. His mind is always working."
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