Surprised there hasn't been a thread on this yet, but Bill Bavasi (former M's GM) was brought in to our FO for "assistance" (whatever that means).
Anyways, I really don't see the big deal. A lot of people on the ORG are freaking out since they think this move might be a signal that he's going to be the next GM.
However, I don't buy it. BCast already got the man he had in mind for the posistion in Walt. And as aggressive as BCast is, he's not going to fire Walt without giving him atleast a couple seasons (and offseasons) to work with.
Secondly, this happens all the time around the majors and looking back at history (hell, even our own), hiring an ex-GM doesn't signal he's going to become the next GM. Or else wouldn't Dan O'Brien be the Brewers' GM and WayneO be the Mets' GM?