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Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Fritz (Atlantic City)
How would you handle the odd player development news in Pittsburgh if you just now named the GM because we know if you were the GM this wouldn’t have occured?
It wouldn’t have occurred if anyone else were the GM, as far as I can tell. I’ve spoken to senior execs from multiple other clubs, and not only did they all say they’ve never even considered this kind of ‘training’ exercise, they all offered derisive comments about what the Pirates are doing. Assuming the Pirates do make a GM change as a result of this, I would expect player development to be cleaned out. You need a fresh start to reestablish credibility within the industry and with your own players, that we’re not going to put you at risk or treat you in such a demeaning fashion any more.
That might be the part that bothers me the most. These players are adults. Stop treating them like freaking boarding school students.
And on the heavy side:
Ryan (Radnor, PA)
Your buddy Missanelli here in Philly has been discussing the possibility of trading Howard to the Rays. Apparently he and the rest of the listeners don’t think Hellickson is enough of a return. Thoughts?
That’s hilariously delusional. Besides, why would he want to trade the preeminent power hitter in the game?
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