The big news amongst the media is the lie J.P. Ricicardi told it this past March when the Jays said B.J. Ryan was dealing with back pain. Ryan was really dealing with the elbow issue that eventually got him placed on the 60-day DL a week or so ago.
I don't particulary care for many of the decisions J.P. Ricciardi has made, and I am often struck by the impression that he gets to be part of the Moneyball clique without the acumen to deserve the honor.
Does the fact he has admitted to lying change my impression? Not really. All it does it add an attribute I consider undesirable to an already generally low opinion.
From a fantasy angle, there would have been more attention paid to Jason Frasor on draft boards, and he would have been drafted in most formats. Whereas I'm inclined towards negativity, those Frasor owners who got him for a $1 should be happier with the deception. (As long as JP can keep his nose out of the in-game decisions. Scroll to the last six paragraphs.)
I wonder if Keith Law is preparing his most tactful answer possible for his various media appearances.