I never said it was good. I'm saying it wasn't on ownership that Bowden and Riggleman left. And I don't subscribe to the premise that the organization is in disarray. RIzzo and Davey are significantly superior to Bowden and Riggleman and the team is winning more games. It's not unique to the Nats if the GM and Manager want things that owners won't/can't give them.
Now if Rizzo and Davey leave because they feel they can't get what they want/need (which I have never heard from either of them) then we'll have a real problem.
At this stage, spending on Free Agency is not that big of a deal to me. I am much more concerned with keeping our home grown talent here in DC. If the Zimmermans and Strasburgs of the world end up walking at the end of their contracts because ownership refuses to pay to keep them, then yeah, that will pretty much be the ultimate dagger for me.
The Lerner family is 100% responsible for the Bowden and Riggleman fiascos, it's their team, it's their show, these weren't acts of God, these things happened in the atmosphere that was created by ownership. Bowden in particular was a scapegoat, Mark Lerner signed Smiley in a bar at two in the morning the day after buying the team, he was the guy dumb enough to write the check.
As far as Rizzo and DJ not going public with their concerns about ownership, what the heck do you think led to this whole discussion? They certainly can't complain on the record, but Boz it's highly unlikely that Boz pulled this column out of the vapor.