Originally Posted by SandyD
No, he didn't name WK as a "smart" gm, but WK hasn't really been a gm long enough to evaluate. I can't say I agree with his vision, because I really don't know what it is yet.
And the statement I bolded is important to realize. I just think that every transaction has something behind it that we do not know. May or may not really justify the action, but might help explain it.
I'm willing to give WK a little more time because he's learning. And because the organization is in such bad shape that it's going to take time to rebuild ... not only in terms of talent, but in terms of talent evaluators also. And in reputation among the other clubs as an organization they might want to work within/for.
If you cut WK lose so soon, after cutting DanO lose before his initial contract was up, will a quality gm candidate even interview for the job?
I think you have a valid argument, but WK hasn't given us any hope for the future. The moves he has made have been, for the most part, awful. It's not like he's playing a bunch of 22 year olds who are in last place. He has committed a decent chunk of change to the fiasco currently called the Reds.