Stan Kasten to resign from Nationals at the end of the season-9/23
Thu, 23 Sep 2010|
In dot com -- and spoke to the nationals players before this afternoon's game in what was called an emotional meeting. Cameras are not allowed in when he addressed the media later on he said today he was not retiring. Would end up doing something. Early speculation. His name being thrown into the hat to replace MLB commissioner Bud Selig who is set to leave that post after the 2012. Season -- Stan -- what he said today quote. I know the stories is speculation let me assure you this is just about me this has nothing to do with anybody else or anything else. This is just about me. What's good for me for my family. And my own personal expectations. Goals and aspirations purely that and nothing else leaving here we'll miss things you bet. There's going to be so much that I miss and a statement released by the national owner Ted Lerner well. He was vital to ownership when he gets did. From Major League Baseball and his agreement to serve as the team's chief executive for the last five years has been critical to go to the Washington Nationals franchise. Over his ten year. He's positioned the nationals become the most exciting franchises in baseball and we thank him for all. He has accomplished your Ivan Carter and nationals insider Perseus and want to dot com mark government. -- markets or joining us could explain this to me why the timing now -- step down now for Kasten. Well he said all along that he was gonna commit to five years -- the -- -- -- fit here so I think. While there was some talk about maybe extending and he felt like this was what you wanna do all along and I think also. If you noticed in the last year's cat testing and was less visible. There wasn't much going on with the ballpark to build it worked out front office changes being made. All that kind of stuff I think it just made sense that maybe his role you know wasn't really necessary as much anymore. The impression I had it store it bottles column today which was excellent that he was the guy trying to get the Brewers -- loosen up those purse strings what happens now. I think the Yankees do their stamina was condemned man's eyes as he -- Ted Lerner said in the statement today. You know I think they've been on the same page along as far as what's needed. You know what they go out and spend some money this quarter will see that's been stands recommendation we'll see now the -- you know lack of attention that. Does this -- Rizzo more power. Yeah I mean I think what you're gonna season for the restructuring of the organization where Rizzo really in charge of baseball operations. And they hired a guy in the effort last year to be to keep operating officer I think you'll see him. Takeover more the business side -- not actually higher team president wouldn't be surprised if there's no actual play. To -- appreciated okay thanks that. Well Stan Kasten was hired by the team on May third 2006 when the team came to DC during his tenure the team went 317. And 455. Also hired -- general manager Mike Rizzo since the pot together they oversaw the building of this ballclub including signing big names like Ryan Zimmerman. Stephen strasburg. And Bryce harper. Good -- tough rough season for the nationals this year after opening the season with a thirteen to ten mark. The team got a chip charge out of Stephen strasburg spectacular Major League debut then they went nineteen in June. They got some bad news in July -- strasburg feels tightness in his shoulder and lands on the DL in August strasburg. Back on the DL this time requiring Tommy John surgery -- in September. Larger Morgan is suspended twice now Stan Kasten. This headed up. More video check out CS in Washington dot com.