Originally Posted by Stormy
I obviously don't think you are of a 'rubber stamp' mentality, as you're one of my favorite posters. I also don't think my take is particularly unique or insightful, but as we're dealing with a known quantity in Dusty Baker, I don't think great insight or discovery is needed. That's why I liked Law's article, it simply states exactly what Dusty Baker is, and what we can likely expect in several areas of his management oversight. And each of them will likely come into play next year.
And my 'rubber stamp' doesn't say 'no' as I've been on the praise Krivsky train for months after initially deriding many of his moves, and I thought his appointment of Pete was a spectacular interim fit. I like the direction Krivsky had us headed, and thought we were 2-3 arms away from serious contention in 2008... I just hate the dramatic changing of course which this is likely to entail, in the name of hiring a splashy manager. I'd rather win (which we were on the path to doing), than pay lip service to the concept (which I feel this move embodies).
Good post. Let me just add one thing here. I did not hear the press conference because I was workiing and my mind was on other things, but did anyone else but me get the feeling that this was Castellini's call and Krivsky had little to do with it. I've seen pictures of Wayne at the PC and he was stoic almost. Was this BCast's dream of having a trophy manager?
I'm kind of like RFS62 now. If the hiring of Baker means more money spent on arms that help us, good. If not, like Stormy, this could be the beginning of a long sad ride. That, I'm not prepared to take.