Re: Reds Acquire Gabe White
Most of the posters on this forum are way too critical and way to hard on Dan O'Brien. He's half-way into his first season as the REDS G.M. and most of the posts I read treat him like he's been here for five years and all the current results of the REDS are his fault.
There are so few of you here who recognize the time it takes to change an organization from a poor one (which is what it was when he took over) to a better one. When the organization you take over is predicted to have the worst record in all of baseball by half of the pre-season prognosticators, how long do you expect to see better results?
Give the guy a few years before you go bashing him.
For the record, this club has been in the playoff chase all year. A lot of this credit would have to go to Miley, but some of it goes to the guy G.M. Policy trickles down and effects an organization from top to bottom.
He doesn't have much room to maneuver because he lacks a lot of funds, but this move was an example of one that costs little and has great potential rewards.
It's always sound strategy to pay less for someone than what he's worth overall. Gabe White will have many good months over the next several years, hopefully sooner than later.