If Brady had anything to do with Trumbo coming back, that's a problem. I wonder if that's why he, and not Duquette were involved directly in that negotiation? His feelings about Darren O'Day also led to the Orioles signing him to an 4/$31 M per year deal purely to keep him from the Nationals.
I remember how vigilantly he defended Nolan Reimold when the Orioles wanted to cut him loose and should have.
Being a front office exec, you can't let your personal feelings get in the way of the day to day business of the team and with Brady those lines are blurred. It's the same reason Buck Showalter would be a terrible GM IMO. He falls in love with certain players and hates others and that absolutely blurs his vision when it comes to evaluating talent.
Dan Duquette may have a terrible personality when it comes to relating to players, but he is a shrewd evaluator of talent and doesn't let feelings get in the way of business moves of the team. Brady has already done that just like Buck.
Somehow these three have blended the best of their skills to make the relationships work, but Brady is going to have to decide which world he wants to be in because he can't have it both ways and continue have the team be successful if he wants an even larger role in the future. Playing favorites as a GM only leads to losing - just ask Andy MacPhail about Felix Pie.
Love the way you take one or two points and draw a conclusion.
Felix Pie is how you judge AM.
If that is fair then DD must be bad too, because didn't he trade for Junior Lake.
Buck hates some guys.
Talent evaluation is an imperfect science.
I think Brady is PA's mouthpiece.
Signing O'Day away from the Nats is a very PGA thing.
As for Trumbo, DD played that out. He got him down to his price.
Anyway the Rosenthal thing has a lot of points that ring true, but any Rosenthal article about the Orioles FO and organization is also suspect. His hatred of Angelos, is documented.
The "insolent little twit" does not like King Pete.