LA Detective wrote:The fact that he didnt put strong emphasis on Defense and Fundamentals throughout the organization I give him a failing grade. Too many players he picked up had no business being what an Oriole should be. We did get some return in the trades but who knows who we could of got. It's hard to judge. Plus the fact we were always loosing and had decent players to trade could also be misleading. I also think he reacted way too slow. Like this year, it was obvious in mid June the players assembled weren't going to work. Moves should of been made then. He did commit to gettting as many arms as possible and with his departure left us with some hope and a possible strong future in that department. He did appear to be a very good human being.
ofahn wrote:Andy MacPhail's tenure as GM is over. How do you think he did?
Please grade (A to F) him on the following areas:
Free Agents Signings
Rule 4 (June) draft
Handling Peter Angelos
and explain why you gave each grade.
Do you believe the organization is BETTER or WORSE now that the day he took over?
BuckMagic wrote:It is tough to grade MacPhail on the draft and player development when he has little to no influence over it!! Would Matt Hobgood look terrible if someone other than MacPhail was GM? Would Xavier Avery progress faster if we had a different GM? Would we have drafted Hobgood if there was another GM?
I think, regardless of MacPhail being GM, the results would be the same.
Rising O's wrote:One more...
Organizational goal. D+ I'm not sure what it was. Between the draft, free agents, trades, etc there never seemed to be a goal other than being respectable or mediocre. The biggest disconnect was between Jordan, player development and the ML roster. We're a top 5 prospect system headed by Wieters, Matusz, Arrieta, Tillman but the pundits say we have little behind them. So instead of addressing that we begin to draft high school players in Avery, Hoes, Hobgood, Givens and that continued with Machado and Bundy, which resulted in an even bigger gap of talent in the pipeline. I think this was a major failing under MacPhail.
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