This really is a special time of the year for a sports fan. Think about it….at the college level we have football, basketball, hockey, swimming, volleyball, etc and at the professional level we have football, basketball, hockey, and my favorite baseball. Wait – did you say baseball? Yes! The time when we all play GM. It’s called The Hot Stove League.
We evaluate our current talent, review our minor league players, check out all free agents and decide yay or nay, review our coaching staff, and do the same thing for every other major league team. Yes we take on the role of GM and discuss our decisions every opportunity we have.
Think about our day for a moment…every time we make a decision it is scrutinized by every fan of the team. Every time another team makes a decision, we are judged again as to why we didn’t sign that player. We get asked questions constantly by media, the executive team, our players, and every fan. Oh, and we are supposed to know details about every player in baseball from the majors down to the minors. Where do I find the next player with the power of Hank Aaron, the speed of Ricky Henderson, the arm of Dave Parker, the durability and longevity of Cal Ripken AND the all around talents of Mickey Mantle or Willie Mays? According to the fans he is out there. Good times.
Its important to keep in mind we MUST stay within our budget. This is non-negotiable. If we mess this up….well let’s just say maybe we made the wrong career choice. Continue reading GM or no GM that is the Question