We turned the cream of the crop away by forcing a coach on any incoming GM. At that point, you're picking between a guy you know and a bunch of other second-tier guys not in consideration elsewhere. Add to that the fact that we're just starting our interview process next week after other teams are already on their second and third interviews. Richardson knows him and he's not going to get uppity with JR as he continues his bad decision making.
Beane is a very real possibility at this point. Right up our alley.
I doubt we're turning anyone away with this decision since it looks like all the other GM jobs are about to be filled.
Gettleman is only talking to us. Ross doesn't seem to be the leading candidate anywhere.