Monday, October 26, 2009

Keith Law says what we're all thinking, but don't want to say out loud

On ESPN's Rumor Central, Keith Law addresses Manny Acta's hiring and non-hiring. And it ain't pretty:

"This is just another piece of evidence on why Drayton McLane is the worst owner in baseball, and the one for whom people in the game would least like to work. His front office chose an excellent managerial candidate, arguably the best of the ones they interviewed, and McLane let him get away because he refused to guarantee the third year of a deal. That sort of meddling and the implied lack of autonomy for the GM makes Houston a lousy place for executives to work - and will continue to hamstring the team going forward as they attempt to rebuild. (It's also an example of why the media and the industry still respect Mark Shapiro even after two disappointing seasons. They make solid, sensible moves, built around good people whose value is evident even to outsiders.)"

How long has it been since the Astros made the national radar for something that made them look good, smart, or pretty? I think we'd all take "slutty" as an adjective over "unrealistic," "ignorant," or "hamstrung."

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

..can I just say one more time that I could care less about Keith Law..

The Constable. said...

Go right ahead...

street said...

Admittedly I'm being a tad flippant here (taking a page out of the Keith Law playbook), but KLaw has never seen an Astros move that he liked and seems to lack objectivity when writing about the Astros. Count me in Anonymous' camp as another who could care less about Keith Law.