Re: Dusty Proofing" the lineup??!!
Dusty likes well defined roles, this happens in many sports, it can make the GM's job more difficult... but it can make it easier too, Walt knows exactly what Dusty wants - such as defined 8th inning men, defined closer etc. I think you could look at it as Dusty proofing, or building a team to your managers style. I think Walt is the perfect type of GM for Dusty, as he likes to go for the proven, and they both value continuity.