I understand the point but I think it is less valid in a sports admin application than Corporate America, where the top execs may come up through a culture for 20 years. Starbucks may know coffee but they never have figured out the food thing. That type issue.
The reason you tear up the playbook after Almaraz (and before him again) and bring Barber in, let him bring Crowson in as his right hand is because you are trying to break propensities and make a reset. If the Phils just did the same old, same old afterwards I think that would be a bigger point of criticism about the Phillies culture.
For instance, with Almaraz we seemed to be Cal oriented with premium picks; so far I could argue Barber seems a bit SEC focused, specifically Florida. Somebody in Almaraz' tenure was a Long Island Longshot scout, right. That's gone; now we seem to be taking longshots from Missouri.
Almaraz tenure stressed pitchability and control with Seahorn, Seabold and the other guy they traded to the Orioles -- all from the West Coast. Barber's group seems to love active arms. Almaraz was hit tool -- don't know whar Barber is yet -- back to slappy toolsy kids?
On that last point, if you want a scare, isn't Darrell Connor Mr toolsy OF? I remember he was the Cal scout when they signed the Collier kid 1A who they were going to teach to hit; ditto Quint Berry from SD area. Believe he was there when we signed Gose.