Monday, December 21, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, December 21, 2020 -- "Chris Young and the Rangers"

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"Daniels, having lost half his job description, has bet the other half on someone who has never done the job being asked of him. It’s a fascinating experiment, a big bet by Daniels that front-office experience just doesn’t matter. There are recent examples -- Brodie van Wagenen with the Mets, Dave Stewart with the Diamondbacks -- that show this can set an organization back by years when it goes wrong."