Originally Posted by Aronchis
Doesn't matter, if he cries to he is blue in the face and Cast won't budge, then it is all mute. It is organizational problem AK, not one man. It starts at the top. People never gave Lindner a moments rest besides the fact he pretty much ran by the Limiteds conservative plans and let Allen/Bowden handle everything.
Cast should get no less anger directed at him than Krivsky. The plan that is on the field is his own doing. If Krivsky talked him into this mess, he should fire him, if he can't see that he needs to be fired, then he should let somebody else handle running the club. If he has ignored Krivsky's advice for rebuilding and continues to do so, then he should step down.
It is simply up to Cast. He is the boss. He can make the corrective moves.
I'm not convicned that's true. Since the day Krivsky got the GM spot, it has seemed that Cast has allowed Krivsky to basically steer the ship. IMO, I have always got the impression that Cast had the utmost faith in Krivsky to get the job done. During the whole GM search, Krivsky amongst other candidates had to basically form their plan and convince Cast that their plan was the right one. Knowing the general philosophy in Minny that building through the farm was the way to go for small market teams (this has been the philosophy that Krivsky has shown), I'd be absolutely shocked if Krivsky couldn't get Cast on board to put some extra part of the budget on the draft (especially if it meant getting a massively better prospect as a reward).
That's the type of plan that Krivsky used to convince Cast that he was the man for the job. So what has changed since then that it would be impossible to convince Cast that the draft is a secondary expenditure of talent? I get the distinct impression that Krivsky has the type of power with Cast that if he wants Wieters, then he will get Wieters.