Originally Posted by Caveman Techie
Fair enough, but as I said about the 2011 WS title, Walt deserved SOME credit for that, because a large portion of that team were still his guys (Pujols, Molina, Carpenter, Garcia, Jay, just off the top of my head). Mo does deserve most of the credit though cause he was the one who finished it off.
And when I say "credit" I mean GM credit. There are different kinds of credit, manager credit, player credit, bad credit...oh wait thats my credit score.
I was looking at the roster for the 2011 team and I would say it was about 50/50 as it pertains to Walt players vs. Moseliak players. When talking about Pujols, I have always been kind of iffy on giving Walt credit on that one. Yes the Cardinals did draft him but that was kind of lucky almost. He lasted until the 13th round and it more looks like a pick that had nothing to do with actual skill but just taking a flyer on the guy. I know Walt drafted him and there's no denying that but, besides the Mike Piazza pick, the Albert Pujols draft selection may have been the luckiest draft pick in the history of the MLB draft. Picking up a so called washed up Chris Carpenter, Garcia, Jay, and Molina were solid well thought out moves that Walt should get full credit for.