Originally Posted by durl
Buzz is something important when dealing with marketing but is it really important when you're part of a self-contained organization with members making deals with each other? I guess the only way I see it coming into play would be to get the attention of agents. Even so, it's the GMs that make the deals.
Another thing to keep in mind is that "buzz" and having fans following every behind-the-scenes move can also have negative effects. While info on deals may make fans feel more connected, constant news of failed deals or their favorite player being shopped could create a "doom-and-gloom" atmosphere that would fester for months.
All that matters is who is on the roster come Opening Day.
I agree with everything here.
Why do I need to know that WK offered a minor league contract to Mariano Rivera or that he attempted to trade hatte, EE, and Homer for Johan only to be rejected on both accounts...
I LIKE him playing everything close to the vest. WK has a habit of going after trash heap players and here lately, they have been garnering some solid results. If he announced to the press that he was going to be able to pick up the next josh hamilton or brandon phillips for pennies on the dollar don't you think another team would bid nickels?