PI: Bavasi’s job security
Another article on the axe sitting next to the sharpening wheel in Armstrong’s office.
Bavasi denies there’s anything additionally stressful about having to win this season:
“I don’t think there’s extra pressure,” Bavasi said. “I know that it’s natural for people who haven’t been in this game and who haven’t worked in this game to think about it and ask the question.
“I get it. But there’s a way to build a sound organization from one that was not. There are not a lot of shortcuts. There are no magic bullets.”
While this is a spring training storyline, it’s not going to be resolved for a long time yet — they’re not going to fire anyone until at least a couple months into the year, if it happens.
More good stuff from Kirby Arnold at the Everett Herald: only Mike Hargrove has lost weight. Everyone else is bigger and buffer. Morse, suspended for failing a steroid test last year?
“Mike Morse is huge,” [Hargrove] said of the team’s 6-foot-5, 225-pound infielder/outfielder. “He was a big kid before and he’s a bigger kid now.”