I really hope MacPhail is not back as the GM (or the Director of Operations or whatever his fancy title is).
In 4 years he has done nothing to improve the front office, scouting department, or player development department. He has done nothing to improve the minor leagues (we literally do not have one legit prospect at AA or AAA). He has admitted he has no interest in paying for the top international talents. He failed to sign any premium position players that he claimed was part of his great plan. Most of his free agent signings have all been terrible. His long term contract with Markakis has so far been a terrible decision on his part and is looking like it will only get worse. Do I even have to get started with Hobgood? The team has not won 70 games once under his watch. I'm sure there is a lot more negative things to say about the man but I'm going to stop now before I end up sitting here for the next hour typing this message.
On the bright side, he is not bad at trading. Overall his trades haven't been impressive but the JJ Hardy deal was a thing of beauty and the fact he somehow convinced Hardy to sign an extremely team friendly extension was remarkable.