Well played, Mr. Bowden
They're in last place, 17.5 games out of first place in a division packed with the Mets, the Nats, and 3 AAA teams. They're nine games behind Cincinnati for the Wild Card. According to the nerds at BaseballProspectus, the Nationals have a .24730 percent chance of making the playoffs, and haven't a one-percent chance since June 27.
It is time to build for the future.
If Jim Bowden doesn't know that, why is he the GM? Why is Alfonzo Soriano still on this team?