Re: Should Wayne Krivsky's contract be extended?
My question would be who would be taking his place? Several of the board favorites are not available any longer or are tied up in extensions. There are always candidates but are there better candidates?
From where I sit I certainly do not see any in house candidates. Zero.
Here are some outside names that have been mentioned on this board or names I am throwing out there.... Personally, I say keep Wayne.
Michael Hill was given a 5 year extension in Florida and moved into the big seat.
Frank Wren got the job he wanted.
Jim Beattie.... Not really that great of a choice to begin with. His years with the O's say enough. If you think Krivsky is bland with the Media spend 30 minutes with Beattie.
Mike Port has a cushy job at MLB. He would probably leave to take a GM's post. He's been passed over so many times he has permanent shoe imprints on his back.
Tim Purpura has a nice new job as COO and Exec VP of Minor League Baseball. Not to mention he was the ultimate receiver of good fortune with the Astros before screwing that up. This is not the guy you want handing out contracts.
Mike Arbuckle in Philly is another decent choice but not enough people know his work.
Dayton Moore has a GM position and is not leaving anytime soon.
John Schuerholz.... PLEASE UN-RETIRE!!
Dan Evans? Hmmmmm.
Paul DePodesta is an interesting choice. I personally would like to sit down with him and talk baseball.
John Vuch from the St. Louis Cardinals is not a household name but deserves a look.
Craig Shipley in Boston has done it all. Player, Farm Director, VP of Scouting. Sharp guy. He has worked in a great organization and has had his hand in a great deal of Player Development. A little arrogant but that never killed anyone. (I think) 2 new shiny WS rings.
David Forst with the A's is another budding GM prospect. Certainly a new age type of thinking and has learned a lot under Mr. Moneyball.
Mark Newman of the Yankees has a very impressive resume. Pretty good coaching career, excellent job as a PD coordinator and has been making a good name for himself as Cashman's new #2 sidekick.
I know I am leaving out a lot of names these are just my highlights.
It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
Last edited by Team Clark; 12-26-2007 at 12:04 PM.