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    Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    Per Rotoworld....

    Feb. 2 - 8:22 pm et

    Mariners designated RHP Yorman Bazardo for assignment.

    "Not a good idea. Bazardo has a better arm than half the pitchers on the Mariners' 40-man roster and just managed a 3.64 ERA as a 21-year-old in Double-A (he turned 22 in July). Bill Bavasi obviously didn't anticipate the roster crush when he added both Michael Garciaparra and potential lefty specialist Ryan Rowland-Smith to the 40-man prior to the Rule 5 draft. Both are less valuable properties than Bazardo, as is Sean White, the right-hander Seattle took from the Braves in the Rule 5 draft. We can't imagine Bazardo making it through waivers."


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    Time to get Wayne on the phone.
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    Re: Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    Scoop him up.

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    Yeah, scoop this guy up. Now.
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    Re: Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    He won't make it to us on the waiver order.

    This kid's career will now be ruined by Tampa Bay. I can't imagine them not picking him up.

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    It's not the world's worst move.... Bazardo is a marginal prospect at best-basically he has flamed out to become a fringe minor leaguer projected for middle relief due to a dramatic loss of velocity (forget about him ever hitting 97 mph again). He could probably be useful sometime this year but we're not talking huge difference maker useful-he's basically struggling to redefine himself. He's nice depth to have in AAA...think of him as a guy for the AAAA shuttle. In this case the guy might be more useful than a few fodder monkeys clogging the Ms 40 man roster. Bottom line though, the Ms have middle relief arms that are ahead of him in the holding tank. But then again.....JJ Putz was fodder on everyone;s depth charts a few years ago too (don't count on Bazardo being that guy though).....

    Buffoon is a little strong on this one....Bazardo is the type of minor league arm thats not that hard to come by....
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    I'm not familiar with the prospect, but buffoon is probably accurate. He may be the worst GM in the majors.
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    Re: Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    Quote Originally Posted by cincinnati chili View Post
    I'm not familiar with the prospect, but buffoon is probably accurate. He may be the worst GM in the majors.
    Dayton Moore is certainly giving him a run for his money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Dayton Moore is certainly giving him a run for his money.
    But but................. but isn't Dayton from the all prestigious Braves pedigree
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    Re: Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    Dayton Moore is certainly giving him a run for his money.
    Wow. You preach patience with Wayne, who's had 12 months, but slam Moore who's been on the job, what, 6 months? He's obviously made one horrendous pickup, but he's certainly been no worse than Wayne K or Bavasi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Falls City Beer View Post
    Wow. You preach patience with Wayne, who's had 12 months, but slam Moore who's been on the job, what, 6 months? He's obviously made one horrendous pickup, but he's certainly been no worse than Wayne K or Bavasi.
    It doesn't matter how long you are on the job when you give Gil Meche a $55 million dollar contract. If Krivsky had done that any patience I have left would have evaporated.

    Giving Gil Meche that contract is quite a bit more debilitating than anything Krivsky has done.

    I'm not sure KC giving John Bale a 2 year 4 Million contract was a good idea either, unless he really got his act together in Japan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topcat View Post
    But but................. but isn't Dayton from the all prestigious Braves pedigree
    So was Rob Bell.
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    Re: Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    Quote Originally Posted by pedro View Post
    It doesn't matter how long you are on the job when you give Gil Meche a $55 million dollar contract. If Krivsky had done that any patience I have left would have evaporated.

    Giving Gil Meche that contract is quite a bit more debilitating than anything Krivsky has done.

    I'm not sure KC giving John Bale a 2 year 4 Million contract was a good idea either, unless he really got his act together in Japan.
    Some of us think the Kearns/Lopez deal was Krivsky's version of Gil Meche.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    Some of us think the Kearns/Lopez deal was Krivsky's version of Gil Meche.
    And I'd say you're wrong. Despite your feelings about the return on the trade, or the the supposed value of Kearns & Lopez, the Reds can still acquire players without the payroll drag created by a player who makes 11 million dollars a year and who will pitch as poorly as Eric Milton. The Royals OTOH, are going to be giving roughly 15-20% of their payroll over the next 5 years to a player who simply isn't going to be able to contribute. That is way more damaging IMO.
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    Re: Bill "the Buffoon" Bavasi pulls another bonehead move

    I just wonder if ownership told him to make a big signing and that is why the Meche contract was done. Honestly no GM in his right mind would make that deal unless it was to "make a statement".
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