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Minor Observations

The Nationals will be looking for at least two new managers for their minor league system as both Harrisburg manager Scott Little and Hagerstown manager Tom Herr have opted not to return to the organization in 2008. Little expressed frustration with his standing within the organization while Herr believed he was a better fit for managing at the Double-A level (the Nationals did not agree).

The Senators (55-86) and Suns (55-81) finished with the two worst records among the Nationals affiliates in the US (the DSL Nationals 2 were 25-39). It is rumored that Potomac manager Randy Knorr is the favorite to take over in Harrisburg. No word on the status of the other managers or any other coaching decisions. It will be important to watch these developments. While the Nationals have received alot of positive press about their recent draft classes, it is equally as important that they have the PD system in place to actually develop players for the future. Constantly reshuffling of personnel is not something you want to see.

Columbus closer Chris Booker was named to the Team USA professional baseball roster. This team will play in Arizona Fall League as a tune-up for the 2007 World Cup. The Baseball World Cup is an international tournament in which national baseball teams from around the world compete. It is sanctioned by the International Baseball Federation (courtesy of Wikipedia). Booker was 2-5 with 30 saves for the Clippers in 2007.

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