1. got us great new spring training complex.
2. got us great manager in Buck Showlater.
3. got us a defensively sounded shortstop with alot of pop in JJ Hardy for nothing.
4. signed Kogi which eventually gave us what should be a nice bullpen arm in Hunter and young power hitter in Davis.
5. got us a star in Adam Jones, a shutdown middle reliever in Patton, a nice young starting pitcher in Tillman, and several quality years of hitting production out of Luke Scott for Tejada and Bedard.
5. traded Sherril for Bell(which got us nice LOOGY
prospect in Bielfore) and Johnson who should be a nice bullpen arm in Johnson.
6. got us shutdown set-up man in Strop for Gonzalez.
1. basically wasted money spent on Lee, Guererro, Duchscherer, Gonzalez, Gregg, Atkins, Tejada, Accardo.
2. failed international talent scouting.
3. two extensions that didn't turn out too well in Markakis and Roberts.
With a little more luck with free agent signings, I think Macphail could still be here. 50%