|Dan O'Dowd might be effective with some help.|
Those opinions also make me passionate. If I believe in something, it takes strong evidence to sway me otherwise.
For years I was a Dan O'Dowd defender. I believed that, within the constructs of what he was allowed, he had done a phenomenal job. The Colorado Rockies general manager pulled off an incredible trade in November of 2008 when he dealt Matt Holliday, a fan favorite, to the Oakland A's for Carlos Gonzalez, Huston Street and Greg Smith. At the time O'Dowd took a ton of heat from fans, but the bold move paid off as Street anchored the bullpen in 2009 and Gonzalez turned into a star.