Thursday, November 17, 2011

12 minutes into the new regime and there's a short list of GM candidates

Richard Justice's breathtakingly fast article on the new ownership of Jim Crane already (and, fairly, it should be added) questions the longevity of Ed Wade:

General manager Ed Wade appears most vulnerable, but Crane and Postolos have steadfastly refused to comment on his status until after they actually took over the club.Among those believed to be under consideration if a change is made is Tampa Bay Rays general manager Andrew Friedman, a Houston native. Former Astros general manager Gerry Hunsicker and Texas Rangers executive A.J. Preller also appear to be under consideration.


Anonymous said...

Friedman is interesting but overrated. Most of Tampa's success is due to all of Tampa's high picks (and extra picks). He's obviously very smart, but he didn't build the Rays into winners in 2 years, like people seem to believe.

Hunsicker? Popular in Houston, but I don't see how bringing him back would be emblematic of progress.

Preller? Texas is having success, but his resumé seems thin. A reliever (Ogando) is Preller's best move so far. Plus, why would we want ANYONE from the Rangers? They were a driving force in this A.L. move. Screw them, and everyone associated with them.

Reuben said...

I don't see how its anyone's fault with the Rangers other than the ownership group. For example, I wouldn't be at all upset if guys like Ian Kinsler, Elvis Andrus, Hamilton etc. somehow magically became Astros...