Originally Posted by gonelong
What I get out of that is if you hire bad people you get bad results.
I got that out of it too.
A good working front office model includes people who can provide good statistical analysis, form good decisions based on their analysis and be excellent communicators. That front office also includes good scouts that can provide a wealth of outstanding scouting information, make good decisions based on their analysis and also be excellent communicators. Have them report to front office executives that understand both ends of the equation well, can make good decisions based on all the information they receive from each side and can communicate effectively in a positive manner with everyone else.
Throw that into a bowl, mix well and you've got a great foundation.