Matt Klentak will be presented as the Phillies’ new GM to the media at a press conference in just about an hour, and we’ll finally have good pictures of him to use when he screws up in the future.
Klentak, at 35, will be the youngest GM in the team history. I assume that picture above is recent. Either that, or it’s from his high school typing class. Andy MacPhail, whose first major move as team president is hiring Klentak, had this to say:
“In Matt we found an executive with the keen ability to understand cutting-edge baseball analytics, coupled with superior scouting, player development and leadership skills. Additionally, his commitment and resolve to build the foundation for a championship-caliber team was evident every step of the way through the process. I trust Matt to lead the Phillies as we all rededicate ourselves to return championship baseball to Philadelphia.”
“Cutting-edge baseball analytics”? “Player development”? “The process … trust”? BAHHGAWD, KING, THAT’S SAM HINKIE’S MUSIC!