i understand what you're saying claudius, but that's more to do with his reputation opposed to his production. as soon as the inked dried, our creditability grew tremendously. i know it takes time to change a teams culture, but there hasn't been a drastic change from the VC era.
i agree that both parker and garbo were great finds in a weak free agent class, but both came over to our organization in their 30's at near MLE cost.
i belief that blame should be equally shared, but when you go out and buy a cat, you shouldn't expect it to learn how to bark.