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Thread: How Would You Rate O'Brien's First Year As GM?

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    I rig polls REDREAD's Avatar
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    Re: How Would You Rate O'Brien's First Year As GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    All DanO managed to do was get a repeat of that pattern in 2004. Same feel-good first half, followed by the same feel-bad second half. Nothing gained. Nothing established. .
    And let's not forget, Time is NOT on DanO's side here. His farm is bare, and his offense is going to get expensive on him in a hurry.

    Within 2-3 years, it's likely that most or all of Dunn, Kearns, LaRue, and Jimmeniz will have to be unloaded due to salary. When that happens, say goodbye to our offense, because there's nothing in the pipeline to replace them.

    So by doing practically nothing all year, DanO left the parking break off, and the little Red machine rolled a little closer to the cliff.
    [Phil ] Castellini celebrated the team's farm system and noted the team had promising prospects who would one day be great Reds -- and then joke then they'd be ex-Reds, saying "of course we're going to lose them". #SellTheTeamBob

    Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!

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    You know his story Redsland's Avatar
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    Re: How Would You Rate O'Brien's First Year As GM?

    Quote Originally Posted by Krusty
    Funny that I never seen the criticism directed at O'Brien in just one year compared to the 10 years Bowden was at the helm.

    Go figure.
    Bowden conspicuously tried.

    That's the difference.
    Makes all the routine posts.

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