This is Chuck LaMar.
He was the original GM for the Tama Bay (Devil) Rays.Â During his 7 years on the job, the team was terrible. But he did helo lay the cornerstones for the team’s current World Series appearance. He drafted guys like Carl, Crawford and Rocco Baldelli. And, perhaps most importantly, he traded Victor Zambrano to the Mets for Scott Kazmir, thus giving Tampa it’s first ever legitimate ace.
He was fired when new ownership took over, and after spending time in a few different organizations, has found himself a home as director of scouting for the Phillies.
As we approach Game 1 on Wednesday night, it will be a struggle to find any subplots between two teams with absolutely no history between them. As far as I can tell, Chuck LaMar is the only connection.Â So, say hello to Chuck. We mayÂ be seeing a lot of him the next few days.