A lot of us said things back in 2018, not knowing a global pandemic would throw a monkey wrench into things.
Overall, I'm happy with what he's done. The system is better than it was when he took over. There's a focus on getting good international talent in the system. There's a focus on advanced metrics and analytics.
The product at the ML level still sucks but at least there's some hope on the horizon. I'm fine with what he's done so far and I think it'll pay off in the coming years.
Judging by what we have seen so far why would a team be eager to promote him?
So far he's upped the technology, slashed payroll and collected high draft picks.
I haven't seen anything so far that makes me think I have to have this guy as my team president.
Didn't say you did. Just pointing out that if it's the "ONLY encouraging sign spending wise," it's also the only place we should really be yearning to see an increase in spending at this point in the process. When this started (between 2018 and 2019), we knew it was going to be a long-term tear-down and rebuild. They've spent on infrastructure and international amateurs, which is exactly what the Elias roadmap said before the 2019 season.