Avila is terrible and I have no idea how anyone could defend him or anyone else in this front office/scouting dept. Avila, Chadd, Pleis...these guys have been here forever and they have an innate ability to not find talent. Their track record for finding and developing homegrown players is laughable and indefensible. Ill give them credit for drafting Manning, but thats it. Taking the clear and obv BPA, Mize, #1 doesnt deserve a pat on the back.
Also, being 2 years too late trading JD. Not trading Fulmer for Cease and Jimenez when offered. Luckily for him he gave up little in the Cubs trade, but Candy is garbage and Paredes has been pretty underwhelming this year. Waiting too long to trade JV(should of been shopped after 2016) which only netted them a couple marginal impact bats and pitcher that is an injury waiting to happen. Not to mention, all the garbage FA signings over the past 4 years.
Its obvious that Boyd and Greene need to be traded, but I have 0 trust that theyll get anything of value in return.