Simple. I started a poll so that you couldn't ride the fence... is he good or not?
Where is the decent option
I think hes good at building a cheap roster but hes bad at doing anything important with it :o
I think he's a good GM but very overrated. Some people took the Moneyball book way to far.
Well I think he is a good manager overall, but he does have his moments. This recent fire sale makes me question him quite a bit. Plus I think I'm still kinda bitter about the number of people who think he's a god just because of Lewis' butt kissing. The vote of no was more of a brain fart. I meant yes.
Given his resources in Oakland it is simply amazing what he's been able to accomplish there.
I would love to see what he could do with an actual budget.
He's overseen a club that contends darn-near every year. The knock on him is that his teams can't do anything in the post season, but I swear... that's a problem I'd love the Reds to have.
I can barely remember a late September game in this town that meant something.
I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.
The no voters, I am curious - why is Beane not a good GM? Because he hasn't won the World Series? Because he had a book written about him?
If not winning in the playoffs means your a bad GM then John Shurholtz is terrible. I think we can agree that would be nuts. Beane and the GM of Minnesota are among the tops I would say. They get things done through pure baseball smarts. Just about anyone could run the Sox and Yankees I think.
Be cheap, be middle of the pack for a couple seasons, make a big push to make the playoffs, dump players that helped you make playoffs, go back to being cheap and start the process all over again.