Originally Posted by TRF
If that's true, You must have at least liked Dan O'Brien.
Because he drafted a helluva lot better than Krivsky did. at least so far. He infused the minors with more talent than Krivsky has as well. Now a lot of what he brought in is gone, but he recognized the GLARING weakness that was the Reds farm system. Krivsky went all JimBo on the draft and picked Stubbs first.
All I am saying, is if you want to praise Krivsky for what he has accomplished, use the same criteria for previous regimes. I don't think DnO was a good GM. I do think he is a good baseball man though. And I think he has a very defined role that he can excel in. I'm thinking Krivsky might be the same animal. Good in a very defined role. Maybe he'll grow into more. DanO didn't, but it's possible Krivsky will. He showed remarkable restrain at the winter meetings. I commend him for that.
All of my previous posts always supported DanO, mainly because I'm not going to judge a G.M. on just two years of service, especially when the minor leagues is where the organization needed it's biggest improvement. Just like I do now, I try to temper those who want to hang the G.M. before six months have passed, one year has passed, or two years have passed. This is baseball, where it takes 5-7 years to judge the effect a General Manager has on an organization.
I'm probably making too early of a thumbs up call myself, but I like the type of moves that he makes and from my viewpoint, the reason that he makes them.
No one has a clue what type of draft results Wayne has had yet, as it has only been six months since his first draft!!!!!!!! (TRF, not referencing this to your comment on "going JimBo"....I know you meant that he went for power early in the draft....at least he didn't intentionally draft someone whom he couldn't sign.)
What I like most about Wayne is that he's always looking to make improvements at all levels of the organization. I love the trade with Washington. In 2008 and 2009 it will really show itself to be a good trade.