Originally Posted by westofyou
And here's a 8-23 article that points at another issue the Reds have with The Nationals, the "Shot" received whilst negotiations were in process.
I wonder if that tidbit was in that 5-8 article?
I know the Reds like to blame the "missing shot" on all of Maj's problems and so forth, but they knew the guy was hurt all year and pitching in pain. Not disclosing one shot doesn't make that much of a difference.
It looks a lot clearer what happened now. The Reds asked about Maj's health at one point in negotiations, and I assume they got satisfactory disclosure. I assume the shot happened after Wayne's inquiry, and it looks like right before Wayne signed off on the deal, he failed to ask, "BTW, has Maj gotten any more treatments since the last update?".
But since Wayne said they would've made the deal anyway, and Maj is pitching after his rest, I think that the "missing shot" scandal is way overblown and certianly does not mean that Wayne should be excused for this blunder. It also doesn't prove that Bowden lied.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!