You can't fault Dan O'Brien in this trade.
But then again, every GM who has a pulse should have asked about Nelson.
He was the Braves top pitching prospect after Wainright, and fourth overall, according to BA, going into the '04 season.
So no brownie points there - knowing they just gave up Wainright - and that they wanted Reitsma, you'd better be asking about Nelson. Every GM should be asking about the best players. The object is to be the fleecer not the fleecee.