You say you got a real solution
Well you know
we'd all love to see the plan
- John Lennon
Well, in this case you be the General Manager.
It's not brain surgery, right? We apply a few sabermetric principles, add in $100 million dollars of Ted's money and PRESTO! A 90 win team! Wham, bam, next case.
As they say in Missouri, show me.
I don't want your administrative plan. I don't expect you to put together a scouting budget. You don't have to decide when which cross checker looks at the which part of the country. You don't have to find a pitching coach for Lansing, or an area scout for Texas.
Just the plan for the major league team.
It's October 2007, and the Red Sox are having their parade. Get to work. What would you have done this off-season? (It goes without saying that we won't take seriously ideas like trading Gustavo Chacin for Johan Santana)
Or, if you want to take the job at some more recent point in time, what would you have done since Opening Day? What would you do now?
How hard can it be?