"J.P. is right about one thing, it is a significant competitive disadvantage to work in that division," says Keith Law. "They're going to have to out-GM and outsmart the other teams in the division, some of whom are very good run by good GMs with very good scouting departments. You've got to be one of the best drafting teams, one of the best scouting teams. His tenure wasn't a failure, people who try to depict it as a failure I think are doing him a disservice. They had some very good years in a very tough division. They did do some things well … (but) it's clear he's not going to build the 95-win team that's going to go the playoffs in the AL East. He's not the right guy for that."