Originally Posted by Aronchis
Maybe DanO was to "sleepish" he missed on some big deal that would have transformed the Reds around.
Look, it's obvious that you're wanting to give O'Brien the benefit of the doubt. I'm ok with that, but I'll remind you that this is a thread about rating a single year- not next year or the year after. 2004. No one's calling for O'Brien to be fired. I'm one of the fans who's excited to see what this offseason may hold for the franchise. If he does well, O'Brien's 2005 grade goes up.
But that doesn't affect his 2004 grade.
In rating 2004, let's take a look at the list of MLB performers that Dan O'Brien was able to acquire from outside the organization:
Sorry, man. If you have 12 months to bring in one performer- just one- and can't do it, you don't get a high grade. I didn't expect a dramatic turnaround in 2004. But not one guy? Well, I think we could all expect more than nothing.