Thread: Speculation: Goodbye Weiss
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03-03-2013, 08:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Dr Beinfest View Post
Haha... are you really defending JM's time as GM? He made some awesome signings giving his limitations here, right?! And his draft record was great!

Who cares what HFBoards 'rates our prospect pool'. Such a moot point. Results are all that matter, and when you look at his drafts...
he drafted all of TWO years and i'll remind you that markstrom and robak were his picks. if tallon hadn't thrown away ellerby, those two years would not look so bad.

his signings were modest - his approach was to bring in reasonable vets to complement a young core. he didn't saddle us with a bunch of crazy contracts (like tallon has) but instead set up his successor's pretty well.

i don't think he was a genius general manager. he was a limited, reluctant GM but he was smart in his conservative approach - he didn't throw away picks or prospects, he accumulated them. that, along with decent drafts under sexton set the stage for tallon.

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