Like, big, like deal. A lot of good that is gonna do. Getting rid of Ed Wade and replacing him with someone else who can “work with” Tal Smith ain’t gonna do a bit of good.
Richard Justice says that Crane wants to get Andrew Friedman of the Rays. So does pretty much everyone else. Andres Friedman, by the way, is the son of the man who headed a group who was also trying to buy the Astros – and unlike Crane, had real actual money as well as other partners who have money. And were not going to install some basketball guy as CEO.
Andrew Friedman would be absolutely OUT of his mind to even think about it.
Same with Gerry Hunsicker.
But youneverknow – I wouldn’t have thought that Theo Epstein would have hated Larry Lucchino so much that he would actually take a job with the Cubs. Maybe Andrew Friedman doesn’t like his father. Maybe Gerry Hunsicker wants to leave a great job for a bad one. Who knows?
There is all this talk about re-building this Organization from the ground up, but Crane isn’t going to spend money, the last 5 drafts have been lousy, there are no good major leaguers on the team except for Wandy Rodriguez, who is going to be traded (so I hear) and there are no really good minor leaguers. I don’t want to hear about George Springer, who hasn’t done anything more than Jio Mier or Delino DeShields. Or the pitchers that Atlanta handed us from the bottom of their barrel. Paul Clemens can’t find a strike zone with both hands.
I really WILL get that recap of the drafts out, I swear. Ed Wade and Bobby Heck really did a terrible job finding GOOD prospects. Signing your top 15 picks is not something special if the prospects aren’t any good.
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