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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu May 01, 2008 9:14 am

Interesting write up. No surprise he ranked Sabean 30th.

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Postby Yoda » Thu May 01, 2008 9:15 am

I think Bravasi is worse but...
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu May 01, 2008 9:17 am

Yoda wrote:I think Bravasi is worse but...

Wow! You read that whole thing in a minute. ;-7
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Re: Ranking the GMs

Postby Yoda » Thu May 01, 2008 9:23 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
Yoda wrote:I think Bravasi is worse but...

Wow! You read that whole thing in a minute. ;-7


There was a similar poll done in another site. At least Sabean has had successful seasons but what has Bavasi done?

Free agents signed: Raúl Ibáñez, Richie Sexson, Adrian Beltre, Jarrod Washburn, Scott Spezio, Rich Aurilia, Carl Everett, Matt Lawton, and Jeff Weaver.

Trades: Freddy Garcia for Miguel Olivo, Jeremy Reed, and Mike Morse; Carlos Guillen for Ramon Santiago; Asdrubal Cabrera for Eduardo Perez; Shin-Soo Choo for Ben Broussard; Randy Winn for Jesse Foppert, and Rafael Soriano for Horacio Ramírez; Adam Jones and pitchers George Sherrill, Tony Butler, Chris Tillman and Kam Mickolio for Bedard.

Aside from Ibanez signing, what would you consider remotely good?
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Postby eftda » Thu May 01, 2008 12:29 pm

Giants still wont end up with the worst record in baseball. :-°
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Postby mweir145 » Thu May 01, 2008 12:35 pm

JP Ricciardi deserves to be last simply for his comments on a radio show last night.

He accused the fans wanting Barry Bonds here of selling their souls for a guy who may not have anything left, and tried to act like the organization and himself were some kind of moral compass protecting the city from a bad, bad man. Wow, I'm lucky to have guys like JP in my corner protecting me.

Then, when questioned why the team only uses one of the best defensive shortstops in the league in a pinch runner role, he argued that they didn't sign David Eckstein to sit on the bench, and that was why they couldn't play John McDonald, a player that was "probably" better than Eckstein defensively, late in games. Very logical. %-6
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Re: Ranking the GMs

Postby Big Pimpin » Thu May 01, 2008 12:37 pm

Yoda wrote:
Pogotheostrich wrote:
Yoda wrote:I think Bravasi is worse but...

Wow! You read that whole thing in a minute. ;-7


There was a similar poll done in another site. At least Sabean has had successful seasons but what has Bavasi done?

Free agents signed: Raúl Ibáñez, Richie Sexson, Adrian Beltre, Jarrod Washburn, Scott Spezio, Rich Aurilia, Carl Everett, Matt Lawton, and Jeff Weaver.

Trades: Freddy Garcia for Miguel Olivo, Jeremy Reed, and Mike Morse; Carlos Guillen for Ramon Santiago; Asdrubal Cabrera for Eduardo Perez; Shin-Soo Choo for Ben Broussard; Randy Winn for Jesse Foppert, and Rafael Soriano for Horacio Ramírez; Adam Jones and pitchers George Sherrill, Tony Butler, Chris Tillman and Kam Mickolio for Bedard.

Aside from Ibanez signing, what would you consider remotely good?


Hey not all of those moves were bad! Garcia was a decent trade. He was gone and those guys were all well thought of, they just haven't panned out. Winn for Foppert was fine, Winn wasn't in the plans anymore so you might as well get something for him. Sori for HoRam was a great theory (reliever for starter) just poorly executed. But the others were bad. Beltre was a great signing and I think Batista was a good signing too, but yeah the track record isn't very good. I'd definitely like to see him go but I don't think he's the absolute worst GM in baseball.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu May 01, 2008 12:38 pm

eftda wrote:Giants still wont end up with the worst record in baseball. :-°

Ever? Or just this year? :-D
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Re: Ranking the GMs

Postby Yoda » Thu May 01, 2008 1:02 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:Hey not all of those moves were bad! Garcia was a decent trade. He was gone and those guys were all well thought of, they just haven't panned out. Winn for Foppert was fine, Winn wasn't in the plans anymore so you might as well get something for him. Sori for HoRam was a great theory (reliever for starter) just poorly executed. But the others were bad. Beltre was a great signing and I think Batista was a good signing too, but yeah the track record isn't very good. I'd definitely like to see him go but I don't think he's the absolute worst GM in baseball.


Well Beltre was an ok deal. He is nowhere near what they expected though. Plus they should have drafted Lincecum, a local product, over Morrow. :-D
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Re: Ranking the GMs

Postby Big Pimpin » Thu May 01, 2008 1:11 pm

Yoda wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:Hey not all of those moves were bad! Garcia was a decent trade. He was gone and those guys were all well thought of, they just haven't panned out. Winn for Foppert was fine, Winn wasn't in the plans anymore so you might as well get something for him. Sori for HoRam was a great theory (reliever for starter) just poorly executed. But the others were bad. Beltre was a great signing and I think Batista was a good signing too, but yeah the track record isn't very good. I'd definitely like to see him go but I don't think he's the absolute worst GM in baseball.


Well Beltre was an ok deal. He is nowhere near what they expected though. Plus they should have drafted Lincecum, a local product, over Morrow. :-D


Personally I would argue that Beltre is probably underpaid. If they were expecting 50 HRs a year then no, they didn't get that. But if that's really what they were expecting, then they're morons (so... that's probably what they expected !+) ). And they should have drafted Andrew Miller over either one of them. :-D
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