Originally posted by OnTheClock:
I'll say A- now. B+ at least.
OTC that is a nice change in your perspective.
I think Baalke has done a wonderful job especially in holding to his view of what needed to be done. I think that is the mark of a good GM, to get as much info as possible from your staff, develop a plan, go over and over it, refine it and then put it into effect. He also calculated that the fan base would not be open to his plan and he did it anyway. Now Harbaugh has the players now it is his time to do something with the players. But if Baalke's plan works out Harbaugh will get it done. Baalke and Harbaugh are a team inside of the team.
I also think if we can dump Mays it will be another feather in Baalke's cap. It will also inform the other players that we expect productivity and name, position, or where you were selected in the draft is not what you will be judged on but productivity.
So I think that all of the holes have been addressed and upgraded to some degree. I also think that the "non-productive" players have been removed and we can go forward with a fresh slate, so to speak. So I give Baalke an A for all of his plan and I don't think he is done just yet. If he could trade Crabtree, and get Floyd it would be another big move. If he doesn't trade Crabtree and got Floyd for 3 Million it would another step. I would also like to see another CB but we may see some development out of the other younger players. So still an A and I hope to see more of Baalke's plan.