Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
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.
And if these guys want to wait for a job with a $125+ million payroll, a good club on the field, and a top-notch farm system already in place, good luck to them.
Of course it's going to be hard work. GMs generally don't get replaced because they have the organization in great shape. If they want to take over an organization that's in great shape, perhaps they'll find that opportunity elsewhere
Personally, I'm not sure we should want any GM who would turn down an interview opportunity because the job might be too hard.
It seems like we have some qualified names interested in the job (though most on here will be better judges of that than I am) so I'm not sure Beattie is "scaring off" too many.