It is, Holland f***ed up, no doubt about it. He knows it. But the problem is, there aren't a lot of easy fixes for the situation. We've already put 2 guys on waivers who would seem attractive to other teams, and no takers. Cleary, Bert and Sammy have NTC. I don't know how those apply to waivers and being sent down, etc. It's not like it isn't evident that Nyquist is better than Cleary or Sammy, but there aren't a lot of simple solutions.
I'm not giving Holland any sort of pass here. After all the bad decisions he's made, and now it's "Well, you have to understand: this is a really tough situation"? You're supposed to be the best GM in sports, you soggy, droopy boob.
He can start by waiving Cleary. I really don't care "how that would look," or if it's "bad business." Re-signing Cleary in the first place sent a bad message and was not exactly a brilliant business move. And, at some point, playing this "Now you have it. Now you don't!" game with one of our best and brightest in Nyquist (and, perhaps, Tatar), "doesn't look good," and is most definitely "bad business."
It'd be one thing if this team were stacked, or even just performing well. But Nyquist helped snap a seven-game losing streak. Because this is a team of scrubs, at least up front. If we were in the West, we'd be toast.
Get something done, Ken. Stop telling us how hard it is and make something happen to make your team better.
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