Been mentioned several times now the O's may consider hiring a President of Baseball Ops.... and a EVP of Baseball Ops / GM.
If that's the case, clearly the hiring of the President has to come first.
We (BSL) have looked at a few prospective hires for EVP / GM; but the talent pool for a 'President' would be a bit different.
We're talking about guys who are not up and coming prospective GM's, but accomplished GM's.
They set the tone and direction for the Baseball Ops department, but the GM runs the day-to-day show.
They also are the direct conduit to Ownership.
If you weren't hiring a previously accomplished GM to be the President.... then Ripken in this capacity could make some sense. I'd have the same reservations I've always had about hiring him, but this would figure to be the type of position which would interest him.
What other names could make sense here?