Big Pimpin wrote: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.
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.
I'd argue that Beltre's first two seasons were a flop. He was probably worth the money last year and it remains to be seen how he does in 08, 09. Like I said, the contract will be fair by the time his tenure is over.
How can you prefer Miller to Lincecum or even Morrow? Miller is a two pitch pitcher with massive control problems. He'll get better but I don't think I'd want him over the other guys.