Originally Posted by gm
So say no one should judge DanO, then you proceed to do just that. Niiice.
Acevedo was buried in the minors by Bowden and Boone. Immediately after their firing Jose was called up and performed well, up until his ankle accident
YHO is unconvincing. The only factoid you shared is that the Reds are 9 games over .500, which is probably about 18 games better than what you would've expected for June 1, on the day that Reitsma was dealt.
Come on gm, I did NOT just now judge O'Brien. He made a really stupid trade....that isn't judging him in the vein of this thread. I didn't call for his firing or anything else. If saying a guy did ONE stupid thing is judging him, I am damned by 5:30 am every morning.
And Acevedo wasn't BURIED in the minors. Unlike most other Reds so-called pitching prospects, Acevedo (after a rush to the majors) was allowed to get a little success for a few months in AAA before he was called up. Now, I, like any other Reds fan last year would have loved to see ANY pitcher who hadn't been dumped by someone else pitching for the Reds wanted Acevedo called up sooner, but that is beside the point.
As for my unconvincing opinion....says who? You? OK, THAT is your unconvincing opinion I guess. :idea:
You are correct though, the Reds are exactly 5 places ahead of where I expected them to be.