"I can honestly tell you that no decision has been made," Kasten said. "Remember, I am the master of misdirection."
Although friends, family and baseball associates know he has been reconsidering his future with the Nats for months, and some are certain he already has decided to leave, Kasten may still want to keep his options open. And as a result, he will continue to have as much influence as possible on the Lerner family, whom he has tried, with mixed success, to move toward his less-frugal way of thinking.
Boswell also writes that while he believes it's in the best interest of the Nationals organization for Kasten to return next season, he believes Kasten will decide not to return.
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