Originally Posted by traderumor
It is really hard to have sympathy for someone who was overemployed, thus overpaid. It isn't like we're rejoicing that middle manager Bob making 40 grand a year with five kids, two of which are in college, lost his job due to downsizing.
I agree. I don't wish O'Brien ill. However he received an opportunity that most of us here would give almost anything to have, and he was presumably very well paid for his time as GM. I also assume he will land another job of some sort in baseball, somewhere.
I do not rejoice because of O'Brien's personal misfortune any more than I rejoiced over the personal misfortunes of Jimmy Haynes and Danny Graves being released. In each case I rejoiced because someone who clearly, absolutely could not do the job he was hired to do was finally let go, with the hope that a more competent person would take his place.
The next question is whether or not the Reds now hire a more competent person as GM.