So the Expos have cut Vladdy loose. This strikes me as especially pathetic, considering the Vazquez trade last week. Is there a better indication that the moving of Vazquez had nothing to do with improving the Expos comptetitive ability and everything to do with feeding the AL East fire? Not offering Guerrero arbitration illustrates how pathetic the Montreal situation is, how Selig and, by extension, all the other owners of MLB franchises (since they all have a piece of the Expos), really don’t care about maintaining even the semblance of legitimacy with that franchise. Minaya is nothing but a powerless foot soldier – he may think he can change the franchise from within, but that’s farcical – he’s the Colin Powell of sports.