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    Grady Fuson- GM

    I know there are a-ga-zillion "Next GM Posts" out there, but this guy Grady Fuson was responsible for Mark Teixeira, Hank Blalock, John Danks, Thomas Diamond, and Chris Young....

    He was let go for John Hart to stay another year, then in perfect fashion, Hart steps down and Jon Daniels comes in....

    He just signed Kevin Millwood to the second Dumbest "Pitchers" contract in Baseball history....

    Chan Ho Park 5 years/65 millions by John Hart for the Texas Rangers was the #1 "Idiot" signing....but Daniels takes the Cake with the Mega Buck deal for Millwood....


    Anyway.....Fuson is a Great talent evaluator and I think could help bring along some pitching....

    When is Homer Bailey gonna be ready????

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    Post Script: We all know that Lou Piniella is gonna be 2007 Manager if not by Mid Season so I hope we can get a Zito in the rotation this year...

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Interesting Hondo, havent really seen that name thrown around, but I like the idea of it.

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Hondo
    He just signed Kevin Millwood to the second Dumbest "Pitchers" contract in Baseball history....
    Mike Hampton? Denny Neagle? Darren Dreifort? Eric Milton............?

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick
    Mike Hampton? Denny Neagle? Darren Dreifort? Eric Milton............?
    Chan Ho Park
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Isn't Grady Fuson just Dan O'Brien in a deluxe model?

    Hiring Fuson wouldn't be just spinning the tires in the mud. It's digging a hole with a backhoe, and then pushing the car in it.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    If we go after an assistant I'd like it to be someone with a better farm background
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Seems like plucking another ex-Ranger guy who trained at the knee of John Hart would be tempting fate.

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    Oh....For the love of Gawd.....No!

    They need to stay as far away from Fuson as possible.
    "We know we're better than this, but we can't prove it." - Tony Gwynn

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup
    Chan Ho Park
    Wayne Garland, Mark Davis, Bud Black

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Unassisted
    Seems like plucking another ex-Ranger guy who trained at the knee of John Hart would be tempting fate.
    Didn't Fuson train at the knee of Billy Beane?

    The only reason he went to TX was becuase he was promised the GM job after Heart came in, did a quick overhaul, and retired. Well, then Bucky Showalter shows up and and Fuson gets ticked and leaves.

    There are worse choices than Fuson.
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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by cincyinco
    Didn't Fuson train at the knee of Billy Beane?

    The only reason he went to TX was becuase he was promised the GM job after Heart came in, did a quick overhaul, and retired. Well, then Bucky Showalter shows up and and Fuson gets ticked and leaves.

    There are worse choices than Fuson.
    I thought Beane and Fuson were engaged in something of a power struggle at one time and that Fuson ended up losing and then left the A's altogether? Wasn't Fuson with the Athletics prior to Beane's ascension to GM? I could be completely wrong about that entire scenario though.
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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabo Fan
    I thought Beane and Fuson were engaged in something of a power struggle at one time and that Fuson ended up losing and then left the A's altogether? Wasn't Fuson with the Athletics prior to Beane's ascension to GM? I could be completely wrong about that entire scenario though.
    That's how I remember it, as well.

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    my take was that Fuson was warring with Depodesta. Colin Powell to Depo's neoconservative views?

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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Quote Originally Posted by princeton
    my take was that Fuson was warring with Depodesta. Colin Powell to Depo's neoconservative views?
    Well since I think getting DePodesta in here would be a coup and the best scenario for this organization, then I'm against Fuson.
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    Re: Grady Fuson- GM

    Depodesta signed J.D. Drew...bad judgement...Paul D. just got a lot of "Props" for working under Billy Beane....Lets get Billy Beane...

    Fuson helped Scout, Develop, and Sign the Zito's, Hudson's, Mulder's, Teixeira's, Blaylock's, Diamond's, and Danks of the A's/Rangers organizations...and he is a good "Player" guy. He got way Screwed in Arlington by John Hart and Tom Hicks...

    Mark Davis was a STUD....



    Just joking...Ho Park has to be the biggest bust ever???? I know Millwood will be just as Terrible.....

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