Baker on the next GM
Geoff talks about what he thinks the M’s need to look at in a new GM, plugging Cashman (handling the big budget is important) and Tony LaCava.
Remember his name. If you hear it again later, you can’t pretend to be surprised.
He also discounts the Rays success for a while, saying they had no choice but to go with youth over the last six years, which is a convenient timeframe because it clips the seasons where the Devil Rays spent a lot of money on overpriced free agents before learning a valuable lesson and turning to building internally. In 2000 they were #10 in baseball. It also ignores the complete 180 the Tampa organization did after the firing of Chuck LaMar, and the top to bottom philosophical overhaul that began with the hiring of Andrew Friedman.