Old Sneakers wrote:In fairness here, Andy McPhail is essentially out of baseball at the moment. It's very unlikely he would ever speak ill of any former employer in baseball regardless. Though you can bet that he's obligated not to speak ill of any of his employers from the past. He did some good work in Baltimore though his reign was a failure.
The article was essentially meaningless anyway. There never was any big dividend from the DR or anywhere internationally save perhaps Koji Uehara.
Why get all worked up on some beat writer having to meet a deadline for a throw away article?
That was essentially point. I just couldn't see how he could have said what I have in bold with a straight face.
I'll give AM credit for reviving the farm system and criticize him for not making a big enough investment there. He also made some good trades and was responsible for having scouts go to Japan to evaluate Chen. I still see our almost complete failure in the International market as a colossal missed opportunity and am actually a little offended that he would present it as a success.