What overall grade would you give Alexi so far? Well, isn't it silly to be evaluating a GM this quickly? Under normal circumstances "yes", but under Alexi's term so far, there's been a lot of activity, both on and off the field. Here are some of them: ROSTER CHANGES 1. Jonny Walker- Dealt to the Crew for a 4th round supplemental draft pick. Grade: D= Played injured last year and rehabbed hard since the offseason to get back in shape and makes considerably less than Meola. When Walker was healthy in 2003, he may have been the best keeper in the League and now is a starter for rival Columbus. 2. Tony Meola= Acquired a week ago to eventually replace Wells as the starting keeper. None of the 11 other MLS teams made a serious offer to sign Tony this year. Grade: D= Adds more to the team salary cap, adds more baggage and still isn't 100%. 3. Ryan Suarez= Acquired after being waived by Chivas after a spat with his coach. Is this a genius signing by Alexi getting a former all-star with minimum risk or are they acquiring a head-case who was a part of the defense that gave up the most goals in MLS. Grade: Incomplete 4. Gilberto= Waived. Bradley's decision. Grade: Not applicable MISCELLANEOUS 1. At the press conference announcing he was replacing Sakiewicz, Lalas said his goal was for the MetroStars to be a "SuperClub". Is it an unrealistic goal with the current MLS salary cap restrictions or just someone trying his best to bring some excitement back in the area? Grade: C= Let's get out of the first round of the MLS playoffs before the word "SuperClub is even brought up. 2. His first move after taking over was to "ask" Bradley and Johnston to wear suits, which is the norm in international soccer. Grade: C= Although Johnston's low-cut sneaker look...or were they sandals?...was less than professional, I think there are more important things to be worried about. 3. During the Metros first home game after taking the post, he spoke with fans and signed autographs. Grade: A= A much needed first step in establishing a long missing connection between the dwindling fanbase and an organization that has been out of touch for 10 years. 4. Lalas tells the NY Times that he "would love nothing more than Adu to get fed up with DC United" and that "he would certainly play in New York" causing DC United to complain to MLS that he was "tampering". Grade: D= Whether it was a clever attempt at trying to get free publicity or an attempt by an agent (Alexi and Adu share the same one) to try and put pressure on AEG to make a move to the MetroStars isn't known. What is known is that the League is still considering fining him for his comments.