Monday, June 16, 2008

Breaking News: Bill Bavasi's Fired

Thank God. Bill was one of those GM's where anyone could've done a better job than he did. When the high points of a GM's career are signing a 37 year old to a 3 year deal(Raul Ibanez) and trading 5 great prospects for a pretty good pitcher with great stuff(Erik Bedard) that so far hasn't played well for the Mariners isn't a good sign. He wasn't great at drafting but wasn't amazing. He drafted Brandon Morrow at 5 overall in 2006 and has also drafted Adam Jones, Jeff Clement and Wladimir Balentein in various drafts. Hopefully the new GM will know what to do and trade off all of Bavasi's bad acquisitions.