Re: Is the Presence of Jim Beattie scaring off some potential GM candidates?
Good point to ponder. I wonder, but I think it's something else.
Say you have this owner that demands winning. Say the club hasn't won for years and has the second worst pitching staff in the league. Now say the owner says there will be increase in payroll. Then say that the big contracts of Eric Milton and Ken Griffey, Jr. are not moveable. Then finally you say this is going to be a lot of work and very difficult. Hmmm.
You just might pass.
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