[ed. note - "Every Friday morning throughout this season, hopefully, if they'll continue to have me, I'll be writing a post over at MASNSports.com's Nationals Buzz, "... as part of MASNsports.com's season-long initiative of welcoming guest," writers to their site. All opinions expressed are my own... A sample follows... You can read the entire post HERE or through the link included below."]:
"Multiple sources insisted Tuesday that the Nationals are on the verge of announcing that Arizona Diamondbacks vice president Jerry DiPoto is about to be named Nationals GM," Yahoo!Sports.com's Gordon Edes wrote on August 18th that summer. Mr. Edes quoted a source who said DiPoto's hiring was imminent. "'It could happen in the next 24 hours,' insisted one major league executive who said he had it on good authority that DiPoto," would, "be hired by Nationals president Stan Kasten." Jerry DiPoto, however, told the reporter that if any deal was coming it was news to him.