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2018-19 Offseason News, Rumors, Trades

Discussion in 'MLB Discussion' started by SemperFidelisSox, Nov 1, 2018.

  1. Danny_Darwin

    Danny_Darwin Member SoSH Member

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    I can’t speak to the former, but the latter has been going on for a while - A-Rod and David Ortiz have similar titles with the Yankees and Red Sox, and I remember Joe Morgan having a role like that with the Reds back when he was on ESPN, too.

    Now, as P91 said, the title of “special assistant” is nebulous; a lot of the ex-players with that gig are more like goodwill ambassadors and/or people who show up in ST or whatever to talk to/ work with the younger players. I have no idea what the Mets’ plans are (a sentence that is often accurate); maybe it’s something like that.

    The conflict-of-interest thing seems a bit overblown also; she’s not going to schoolyard taunt the Braves during a broadcast or anything. I’m not sure total objectivity in the booth is possible or desirable, even on a national broadcast, but that’s a discussion for a different day. If she were an OTL reporter, that would be different.

    (EDIT: also, the post below mine.)
     
  2. JohntheBaptist

    JohntheBaptist Member SoSH Member

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    Also--who cares? The Mets interviewed her/ know her and feel like she can help their team. She will succeed or fail. What's the issue?
     
  3. Soxfan in Fla

    Soxfan in Fla Member SoSH Member

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    It is the Mets so she’s likely doomed to fail, but so is anyone else walking into that mess no matter the gender.
     

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