Phil Garner took the opportunity of talking to David Barron to rip the Tigers (whom he managed in 2000 and 2001), and Drayton McLane.
On the Tigers:
“Not only were we not very good, we had some guys who were not very good people. We needed to change things, but ownership resisted. When you get to this point, you have to clean house, and you have to hope that as you get younger, you improve your talent pool."
"I always got a kick out of Drayton (McLane) comparing himself to Atlanta. The Astros always did things right at the major league level, but Drayton cheated the minor league system. You need an owner committed to the minor league system and an owner who understands that this isn’t an exact science.”
BOOM! That's a fired shot right there - but also a solid, solid point.