Bad news for all those Chaim Bloom and Dan Kantrovitz fans out there.
Sources: Phillies to name Matt Klentak GM— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) October 24, 2015
Word (and confirmation of that word) is sprouting that Andy MacPhail and his cohorts have spent the last few weeks interviewing multiple exciting candidates in a process that will end with them selecting a former co-worker of MacPhail's as the winner of the "Who Wants to Get Blamed for All of the Phillies' Problems for the Next Half a Decade" sweepstakes.
Here's John Stolnis giving some background on Klentak, a name that sounds like the title of a '70s detective show like "Kanish."
"MacPhail hired him in 2008 as the Director of Baseball Operations for the O's, where he worked on contracts, the construction of the 40-man roster and arbitration cases. He was then hired by his current team, the Angels, as an assistant general manager under former GM Jerry Dipoto. He worked with Scott Servais to oversee a farm system that is still one of the worst in baseball, although years of expensive free agents have sapped the organization of many of their first round selections."
--John Stolnis, while juggling three children, what a guy
Great stuff, John. Pilot scripts for the first episode of "Klentak!" will be forthcoming. Also, information on this very important topic to Phillies fans, etc.
Twitter is ready for you, Matt.