- Oct 29, 2006
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Giolito was the one who changed my view. He took awhile to finally reach that potential but showed with the right approach, you can take an arm like that and bring them back. Giolito was a special arm, too, one of the few I would take a risk that high on; and had he been in better situations early on may have developed far sooner. Tribe even admitted the mistake by taking the chance on Aiken 3 years later (a failed pick but I at least understand their thinking- the mistake was taking a guy who they didn't control his initial rehab).
And that was the draft that really screwed the pooch for the FO, I'm assuming that was Mirabelli's work. That was the draft where I learned not to just assume they knew what they were doing bc it was clear after that debacle they didn't. Naquin, Crowe, etc made me see they didn't know (and still don't, sadly) how to scout, draft and develop OFers. It's pretty bizarre imo.