Smiling Joe Hesketh said:
I'm simply not a fan of bringing in incompetents to the organization in any capacity.
This makes no sense. Everyone has something at which they are really good and something at which they are really incompetent. A good organization figures that out, it doesn't automatically disqualify people who have failed at a job that is almost orthogonal to the one for which they're being considered. Aren't there plenty of successful managers who've failed when elevated to the GM role, and vice versa, people who've been good GMs but poor managers? Pitching coaches who've excelled in that role and crashed and burned as a manager? You wouldn't then advocate to rehire one of them as a pitching coach?