Originally posted by Frisco69ers:Originally posted by Harbaugh52:
Does anyone else think we should fire Billy Beane?
I mean seriously, what has he done since 2000-2004?
2004 traded Nelson Cruz for garbage
2005 traded Tim hudson for garbage again, i know we had to trade him cause of cash problems, but we couldnt get anyone better?
2005 Andre Ethier traded for Milton bradley bradley ended up getting DFAed
2008 We trade Carlos Gonzalez and Houston street for Matt holliday
and then Holliday for Brett Wallace, who we traded for Michael Taylor
Brett Wallace is batting .300 for the Astros, while Taylor is struggling in triple A
and all we do is sign washed up scrubs like Matsui
he has lost his touch
Oh yah and I forgot to mention him choosing to build our team around Chavez instead of tejada
holy $h!t, thats depressing
I agree with you that this chronology of Beane's handlings over the past half decade or so is pretty sh**ty. In order to keep this team in contention, he's gotta draft GREAT and pray that his trade returns (for the 1 year rental/turn-around guys) turn out. It's quite the gamble.
But to Beane's defense, it's so difficult to be a good GM when your hands are tied.
-Team ownership is NOT willing to spend the $$$$ necessary to bring in star players. You may hear of 1 A-/B+ guy each offseason, but we usually get the shaft.
-To the previous point, high- caliber FA's don't want to play 82 games in this "pitchers' park" of a football stadium. It's where hitters go to die. Who was our last consistent .300 hitter? Rajai Davis?? Ellis? Erubiel Durazo??? No offense to Mark Ellis...but these aren't franchise players.
-Nobody's falling for the "Moneyball" trade scenarios of yester-year. Opposing GM's are hip to the game, and using similar strategies.