John Hart met with the media for the first time since taking over as the Braves’ new president of baseball operations and in doing so the 66-year-old former Indians and Rangers general manager laid out his plans for rebuilding the team:
Hart said #Braves want to get “tough” players, become a team like Royals & Giants that plays hard and that opponents will hate to face, etc
— David O’Brien (@DOBrienAJC) October 23, 2014
Hart said he likes superstar players, but also loves tough, gritty “winning” players who overachieve rather than underachieve. — David O’Brien (@DOBrienAJC) October 23, 2014
That’s all the type of stuff frustrated fans will probably eat up–he wants tough guys instead of these losers we’ve had lately!–but really Hart is basically saying nothing.
He wants to bring in players who’re like the players on the two teams currently matched up in the World Series. He wants “tough” players rather than, presumably, “weak” players. He wants “winning” players rather than, presumably, “losing” players. And he wants “players who overachieve rather than underachieve.”