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Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

Can we give some props to Trent Baalke?

I would rather opt for the wait and see category. If we get Franklin and maybe Manny/Goldson back dirt cheap, then he is making smart moves. Overpaying for guys would be a big mistake.
I'm going to reserve judgment until I see what he does to address the C and CB positions. One positive is that his patience has exposed the lack of interest on the market for Franklin, Lawson, Goldson. It may be possible to sign these guys at a bargain rate if they choose to pursue them. Still, I can't help but be disappointed with our lack of urgency thus far.
Originally posted by Negrodamus:
Eric Allen just gave 49ers an F

"i'm a easy summer school teacher. come to class on time, pay attention and learn. but 49ers are in the back of the class goofing off not pay attention so I have to give them an F"
It would have been nice to get a top rated CB, and a top rated WR. But I am happy with the process. Trying to get different players, and getting a few, we will see soon if he got enough players for us to work with and win or not. If Goldson, Franklin, and Lawson come back that would say something. Then if we get a CB and WR that work for us, then that will be another positive. Then we get to see if Harbaugh can make it all work on the field. So I am good with Baalke, but time will tells whether that is accurate or not.
Too early to know. My feeling is he will get someone really solid but we'll have to wait and see.
I've been keeping my 'cool' all this time awaiting the results of the 'Olin Kreutz situation' (not as worried about what s**tty CB we'll sign to fill Clements spot, cause Center is the third most important position on a team; third to QB & Pass-rusher).

If we don't get Kreutz, I'll fully support/join the "FRONT OFFICE SUCKS!" bandwagon.
Originally posted by ninerfan4life:
F. f**k Him!!!

yep...
Originally posted by Negrodamus:
Originally posted by Negrodamus:
Eric Allen just gave 49ers an F

"i'm a easy summer school teacher. come to class on time, pay attention and learn. but 49ers are in the back of the class goofing off not pay attention so I have to give them an F"

Who cares about Eric Allen.
I - Incomplete
Originally posted by strickac:
We've established a track record of failure. Most veterans want to go to a winning organization. You can't blame Baalke for our recent history.

He's trying to sign guys, but we're just not a legit consideration for most players. Baalke's hands are kind of tied.

I agree. If you notice, we're losing out to teams like the Jets or the Chargers. Teams are avoiding us because we've been a loser for so long.

But yeah. I'm not too upset about it. Baalke had already said we weren't going to be huge players in free agency, but he's still trying to be a lot more active than he said he would.

In the end though... out of the triumvirate of Harbaugh, Baalke, and Jed York... it's going to be PRIMARILY Harbaugh who makes us the winning team, I think.
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I hope he knows what he is doing cuz I don't c it yet hopefully it comes together
I keep reading posts that say "cheap" and "low ball offer" - where is this coming from? I'm not reading this in any of the tweets or articles. I'm also not seeing it in articles. Are they saying this on ESPN? I haven't seen Schefter say it ... just trying to figure out where this is coming from ....

[ Edited by NinerGM on Jul 31, 2011 at 19:26:11 ]
Originally posted by NinerGM:
I keep reading posts that say "cheap" and "low ball offer" - where is this coming from? I'm not reading this in any of the tweets or articles. I'm also not seeing it in articles. Are they saying this on ESPN? I haven't seen Schefter say it ... just trying to figure out where this is coming from ....

If you're refering to my use of "low-ball offer" it was in the context of extending a player like Brooks or Haralson, but paying them less than what someone of that skill set or position would actually make if they were established....i.e. Bonafied passrusher.
incompetent
*beating dead horse*