Fantastic read. Super informative. I have to admit I had to read it twice, since I am a little slow on the uptake. I like how it is a statistical representation of not only Mitch but the team as a whole and numbers to back up how we may feel about the makeup of the squad (too reliant on vets past their prime).
I have always felt that what makes Mitch the best GM is his ability to not only bluff against himself* but also his ability to throw caution at times**
*I'm not much of a poker player but I have always found that there always comes a time during a bluff when the other side doesn't bite when you want them to and you want to just throw it away and not take a loss, but having the patience to stay strong through that moment usually pays off.
**When I used to pitch in high school, I was too reliant on throwing strikes over the heart of the plate, the advice that turned it around was my pitching coacb telling me "if you are afraid to walk someone, you will never strike anyone out".