Esteban Loiza and Antonio Osuna
Well, you and I might find a better way to spend $3.7M -- a small condo in the U Street corridor, maybe -- but Bowden blew it on Esteban Loiza ($2.9M) and Antonio Osuna ($800K). See http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1970303. Maybe Loiza's not a bad bet; if he's turning in something like his magical 2003 season at the All-Star Break, he'll be good trade fodder (though don't look for the Yankees to take him again). Osuna may be a servicable reliever, but he's no longer the flamethrower who debuted with the Dodgers in the mid-90s. Still, I'd really like to see this team be aggressive with the young guys.