The bigger impact was the repercussions of the mistake internally. I feel like Angelos got gun shy in free agency after the Albert Belle deal. But with the Glenn Davis trade they gutted the depth of a team that had trouble developing talent.
As a kid after Cal Ripken there was Boddicker , Mussina, and a whole lot of disappointment in player drafting and development.
I know most will say Chris Davis but some things cannot be measured by cold hard dollars. The Glenn Davis trade not only was lopsided with the talent the Franchise gave up for him, but also the psychological damage it did to the fan base. Glen Davis was to be the RH power hitter needed, it seemed like forever, and was thought to be a sure thing, but was not to be. I know I felt crushed for such a long time by how that turned out. We all make mistakes and both of these situations were mistakes, big time.