I'm just going to post what I disagree with...
involved in the signing of RJ
Yankees needed a top line starting pitcher for the playoffs, RJ hasn't been as good as expected but there is no reason he cannot carry that team through the playoffs if he gets his slider working.
Decided to hold onto Wang...he promptly goes out and blows out his arm
Holding him is the right choice, the fact he got injured doesn't make it the wrong one, its just unfortunate.
Tim Purpura, Houston Astros
-watched Kent and Beltran walked...replaced with nada
Youth movement, the team isn't doing that badly about the same record as they had last year at the break. I'm sure if they could afford to replace kent and beltran they would have.
Jim Hendry, Chicago Cubs
- Sosa traded for Hairston...Cubs still footing most of the bill.
- Alou walked
- Burnitz added
- Dusty Baker allowed to ruin one pitcher after another.
- closer, who needs a closer
- Corey Patterson implodes to AAA status.
Sosa is useless, Alou was not a good risk to sign, Burnitz has been fine this year, Dempster is doing fine as the closer and Patterson is hardly the GM's fault. Baker and the pitchers I agree with.
showing a Cashman like ability to pick losers, signed Beltre and Sexson to big contracts.
- Miguel Olivo and Dan Wilson are starting Cs
- Pitching, who needs pitching when you have Moyer and Piniero as your aces.
Sexson has been fine this year, especially considering he missed over half a year which tends to hurt a players numbers, Beltre was just a bad signing.
Nothing wrong with Olivo as their C, he just didn't get off to a good start.
Piniero, Meche, Moyer, Madritsch should have been a decent base of a rotation, they did need one more top of the line starter though. Injuries are mostly to blame for their pitching problems.
Dan O'Brien Reds
-Eric Milton signed
-Austin Kearns sent to the minors
Graves hasn't been good since 2002, releasing him was no big deal, he had one decent half last year and they should have been selling high during it. Kearns hasn't done anything to show he deserves to be in the majors since the 2nd month of his first season, Milton's contract was a joke, I agree with you there.
While I disagree wtih over half of your post I do agree that Cashman is the worst of them.