The catcher was terrible in the minors for two years here. What should they have fun differently?
They traded the outfielder for a guy they thought could be a starting catcher. What did they do wrong, in terms of patience? They didn't cut him, they traded him for something they thought was valuable.
I think with every trade it was a step down in talent. If you want to develop young players it is going to take a lot of patience. They didn’t see how either player’s bat would play in their primes.
Hicks had good defensive numbers and a good bat against lefties. They should have utilized those skills longer. Murphy had great framing numbers while with the Twins. They should have utilized him for his defense knowing that as a young player the bat will get better.
They both would help a team defensively that it would be worth seeing how their bat would play in their primes.