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6.13.2009

What's That Sucking Sound?

You're fired.Manny Acta has apparently made a large enough sucking sound to reach the ears of Washington Nationals President Stan Kasten... because the team's 16-43 record wasn't speaking loud and clear.

Ken Rosenthal has reported that the Nats skipper will be out of work by the end of the week and be replaced by bench coach Jim Riggleman. Neither coaches seem to know anything about anything, however.

Kasten skirted the question of Acta's job security, as well.
We're certainly not satisfied with our record... far from it. We're distraught over it and we're going to consider everything we need to do to make it better.
Acta, in his third season with the team, doesn't have a lot to work with. His starting rotation consists of four rookies, his defense leads the big leagues in errors, and the team as a whole hasn't strung two wins together since the first week of May. Ouch.

Acta has a career .387 winning percentage, bringing his managing record to 148-234. Sounds like a good fall guy to me.

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7 comments:

Anonymous said...

And Ken Macha chuckles.