Originally Posted by alnorth
This off-season is going to tell us a lot about DM's ability as a GM. When you don't have resources or you are going with a youth movement, ok whatever. When its time to step up and your owner basically says, publicly, that he's giving you an extra 20 million to go get 2 or 3 guys, you cant screw that up.
Hopefully he pulls it off, but if we discover irrefutably that DM is a moron whose only talent is perhaps in the draft, then we're doomed.
FTR, I don't believe Glass is going to provide the necessary resources to sign two legit pitchers. 20 million wouldn't get this done anyway.
Far too many references to a "dearth of pitching" and "small market" not to read the signs at this point. That said, retaining Hoch, who is BRL, is gross incompetence on a Piolian level.