Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal
Theo was named GM at age 28 after a few years with the Padres.I think you're giving him too much credit for Tampa's success. He didn't have the same power that Theo had with the sox his early years. Calling him a sidecar is hardly disparaging. You're exaggerating.
Bloom is 38, and from when he was hired: "Though he is technically second-in-command behind general manager Erik Neander, the Rays have employed a dual-headed monster in their baseball operations decision-making and Bloom has had a large amount of power in the last three seasons."
It just seems like you have to work quite a bit to say he hasn't been tied to their success.
Again, as I said to Captain grumpy, who's to say how he'll do over time. But it seems a little wackadoo to say he sucks and wasn't qualified.