However, Littlefield has had his flaws, most noticeably his inability to get any value for his veterans at the July 31 non-waiver trading deadline - i.e. dealing Jason Schmidt for Ryan Vogelsong - and his bungling of the 40-man roster, resulting in the loss of such players as Chris Shelton and Duaner Sanchez for nothing.
Littlefield is also showing a Bonifayian tendency of overpaying for players, such as $6.7 for one season of Burnitz, three years and $20.2 million to Jack Wilson and two years and $6.5 million for Salomon Torres.
Shelton hit two homers yesterday, by the way.
UPDATE: I just noticed an anonymous commenter linking this below.