Sports weenie @ full attn
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Laughlin AFB
John Daniels has ruined this team even more than it was. Let's look at his deals so far as GM:
1. Acquired Adam Eaton and Otsuka for Chris Young and Adrian Gonzalez. A year after sparing us to death with injuries and shitty starts, Eaton signs with Philies as a free agent. Otsuka gives us a decent year as a closer when Coco Cordero gets traded. Chris Young on the other hand is a strong number 2 starter for the Padres and Adrian Gonzalez leads the Padres in batting, HR's, RBI, etc.
2. Acquired Brad Wilkerson and 2 spares for Alfonzo Soriano. Even though Soriano wanted out because he didn't want to play OF, this was still the worst trade Daniels has made so far. Soriano went on to have an excellent year in the OF for Washington.
3. Acquired Jose Cruz Jr. and Carlos Lee for Mench, Nix, and Coco Cordero. Carlos Lee did nothing nothing for us and later signed with the Astros. Cruz Jr is arguably the most disappointing player this year for the Rangers but he's still young. Coco Cordero is having a great year for the Brewers.
4. Acquired Brandon McCarthy for John Danks. McCarthy has dissapointed this year but has put together 2 good starts. Danks had his first start of the season this year and gave up 1 or 2 runs (can't remember the line). The jury will be out on this trade for a while.
Daniel's has made a few good moves, like getting Robinson Tejeda for David Dellucci and getting Jerry Hairston Jr for cash, but for the most part I'd say he's lost on his big trades.