Re: Former GM question....
Well, after they met him, or in other words heard him speak, I think most of us knew we were in trouble. No charisma. He would go on and on and not say a thing.
As I recall, the hiring process was much different too. I don't remember many candidates having past GM experience. They were generally interviewing scouting directors rather than asst or former GMs although I realize Krivsky was one of the previous candidates.
That said I'm anxious to hear Krivsky speak. Not being in on the interview process, us fans really can't venture much of a guess as to who would be best, but I do like Krivsky's resume. He has a lot of experience in a baseball front office and he knows about the limitations of a small market.