wrveres wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:wrveres wrote:worst
1. Paul DePodesta
2. Brain Cashman
3. Houston GM (can't think of his name at the moment, but he got his lunch handed to him this past offseason.)
Everyone hates on DePodesta but I don't know why. Wasn't last year his first year on the job? And he got the Dodgers to the playoffs for the first time in like 10 years. Why is he so awful? The team would be right up there with San Diego if they were completely healthy, battling for the division.
Actually, the laundry list on Depodesta is long...
First off giving him credit for last season is akin to giving Billy Beane Credit for all of the work La Russa and Alderson did in Oakland.
Second off Repo-desta's signing of Valentin, Drew and Kent to go along with Bradley may have looked good on his excel spreadsheet, but everybody knew that they were going to have team chemistry problems galore, which is exactly what they are suffering from right now.
What they're suffering from right now is injuries. This was the same team who was dominating everyone in baseball during April. If they had Gagne, Drew, Bradley, Penny, Odalis, Izturis, etc. healthy all year, they'd be right next to the Padres, or in front of them IMO.