Re: How Would You Rate O'Brien's First Year As GM?
OBrien has spent his time and effort where it should have been spent, on restructuring a farm system in disarray. He made several moves that were very good, looking at the future of this ballclub.
Not an A because I really felt there were some opportunities missed. If he was truly sticking to the plan, I think there were opportunities this year to move any of Graves, Jr, Casey and Wilson and I think the return could have been pretty high in most cases if timed correctly. Reason he gets a little bit of a pass for that is the timing in which he would have had to have moved those guys would have resulted in a PR hit that would have been difficult for this team to handle after last year's PR nightmare, even if it was the right move. I think that more than anything is why the guys were not dealt.