Next choice: which printer does resumes best?
For the record, Armstrong says he was the one who blocked the Jarrod Washburn trade to the Twins. Says he wants “value” back, not just more saved money. He feels Washburn has been the only one other than Hernandez getting hitters out the past three months and that the team still needs that to get through the year. He also says, if the new GM doesn’t deal Washburn, the team could still find value in having Washburn stick around.
What good general manager candidate is going to want to work for a team where Armstrong — Armstrong! — blocks baseball moves that would help the franchise? Armstrong says he wants candidates to offer a comprehensive plan for how they’d rebuild the franchise over the next years. Presumably, anyone who says “I’ll extract a promise that I can act freely within bounds set by the ownership group, then give you a cell number that’ll ring an intern I’ll hire who sounds just like me and can pretend to be interested in your opinion, and spend the next couple seasons trying to undo the damage you and yours have wrought here” will be thanked for their time and shown the door.