Boswell: A Bridge Too Far
"How much of your franchise's soul will you sacrifice for a bite? How much clubhouse chemistry, how much fan repugnance, how many protesters outside your park, will you tolerate for a chance to steal a franchise-changing player..."
"Does Dukes grasp the difference between a second chance, of which he has had many, and a last chance, like this one? Does he understand the public relations grief the Nats and the Lerner family will, and should, absorb for going so far out on the long-shot salvation trail? Or has Dukes been forgiven, counseled, tolerated, recruited and fawned over so long that he doesn't recognize The End of the Road when it is finally staring him in the face?"
"The Nats probably went a bridge too far in trying to save Dukes. But they've crossed it now. Don't bother to wish the team luck. All they have to do to solve any problem with him is say "Goodbye." As for Dukes, wish him luck if your heart is soft. Or better yet, stick with tough love and make him earn every single thing he gets."