Gammons: Gillick may go to Arizona
If and when Diamondbacks GM Joe Garagiola, Jr. leaves the team to replace Sandy Alderson in the commissioner’s office to work with John McHale, there is speculation that Pat Gillick will replace Garagiola. Gillick has had a long-standing replationship with D-Backs general partner Jeff Moorad.
It’s intersting that the last two jobs Gillick’s been rumored to be up for (D.C., which he lobbied for, and this one, which I haven’t seen him quoted on) are both rebuilding efforts. This runs counter to Gillick’s reputation in his post-Jays career of doing pump-and-dumps, taking decent franchises and making them competitive but leaving them to collapse.