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Old 06-17-2013, 07:40 PM
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Originally Posted by TomBradley72 View Post

I'm also not believing any hype on what a great "scout" KW was/is. He "scouted" Todd Ritchie, Billy Koch, Adam Dunn, Nick Swisher- all big duds with the White Sox and everyone one of them showed decline in the year before they came to the Sox (especially 2nd half of the year before they came over) as well as going mulitple seasons thinking Josh Fields, Jerry Owens, Brian Anderson and now Tyler Flowers were the answers to filling voids from departed veterans.
Yeah, and he also "scouted" AJ Pierzynski, Jermaine Dye, Tadahito Iguchi, Scott Podsednik, Juan Uribe, and Bobby Jenks.

So yeah, look, I still really don't care if you think KW should have been shown the door, I just think it's bull**** to list a guys failures without acknowledging that for every bad transaction there's at least 1 good one, as well. Which is actually a decent ratio for a GM, you know, if you pay attention to baseball at all.

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