That's certainly possible, but why is Elias' budget so tight that the only way he can fund investing in facilities, player development and international signings is to trade every player making roughly a market salary, even though the O's were already going to have one of the lowest payrolls in the league?
Yeah, just do me a favor and don’t tell Trey he’s “limited”. He hates that. He still thinks he has room to improve. You know those driven “limited” types. Just going out and exceeding the predictions of analyses and all. His performance must just be “driven by luck” like you say, because analyses could certainly never be wrong or over value certain baseball players and under value other baseball players...oh no...
What am I missing here? John Elway took over a franchise that had gone 4-12 and had not finished over .500 for four straight seasons. They are 82-58 since he took over, and won a Super Bowl. And if you want to say it was all Peyton Manning (which isn’t true anyway), who convinced Manning to come to Denver? Elway.
I’m not saying Elway is some Hall of Fame executive, and maybe it’s time for him to move on, but he’s hardly the guy to whom Jeter should be compared in order to denigrate his performance.