It all depends how the media outlet frames it. It sounds like there's still not any serious urgency, not to mention MacPhail, Gillick and Ryan are the search committee.
The COVID-19 pandemic has put all of that on hold this fall and that, along with what MacPhail believes could be a slow-moving free-agent market has eliminated some of the urgency to make a quick move.
"Hell, our offices aren't even going to be open until January and that might be a little optimistic," MacPhail said.
"And the other item that you've got to think about is who's going to want to uproot in the middle of a pandemic? But we've already gone through the preliminary stages of a search. We've already identified people. If what is easily apparent to us is a good fit, we'll move right away. But I could see this thing going longer.
"You want the next regime to do well. You want to put them in a position to succeed. In my estimation, if you brought somebody in here right now with a limited capacity to affect positive change, it's just borderline not fair to them.