"He's very successful, very driven, relentless in his pursuit of excellence. He's seen a lot and he's won a lot."Kasten was previously president of the Atlanta Braves from 1986 to 2003, when the team won many regular season games but became the poster children for playoff flameouts. They did get that one World Series in there, so there's a modicum of truth to Colletti's "won a lot" assertion; or there would be if you're willing to dismiss Colletti's concurrent presidency of the Atlanta Hawks, a team that was relentlessly terrible; his presidency of the Atlanta Thrashers, a team so consistently bad they were sold, moved to Canada and renamed to protect the guilty parties; and his 2006-2010 run as president of the Washington Nationals, a putative baseball team that's most popular player is "racing president" Teddy Roosevelt.
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