Originally Posted by MWM
GAC, keep defending everything the Reds ever do if it makes you feel better and keep laughing at those who are willing to be critical of poor moves.
I've not defended EVERYTHING the Reds do Mike. Why don't you do some research from this past summer on things that I have said.
the trade went down and people were screaming at Krivsky to do something/anything to fix this bullpen, myself and ochre stated that it would behoove this FO, because of the market, not to make a panic trade, but to wait until the off-season. And when the trade went down I stated I didn't like it. More so for the loss of Kearns then Lopez. I just don't believe it was a trade that will teribbly hurt or doom this organization.
But I have an opinion and it's a legit one. It's been debated ad nauseum on this forum since the trade happened, and I'm not going to rehash it here. But if you need to call the opposing viewpoint laughable (especially after the results), then go right ahead. And you've been around here long enough to know that I've alwasy been considered a pessimist. I've been accused on multiple of occassions of "undervaluing" Reds players. So it is possible to have the opinion that more could have been had for those two without being someone who overvalues Reds players. Because I don't.
No one, including myself, has ever said you didn't have a right to your opinion. That is what this forum is about. Just as much as I have the right to express my opinion that disagrees
Funny- I've been laughed at many a times on here, and rightly so, concerning statements and positions I've made. I just don't get all worked up over it, and take it with a grain of salt. That is what this forum is all about.
But this thread, which I started, is not about the trade
, but concerning the Reds using sound judgment and good decision making during this off-season's FA market and their quest to improve this pitching staff
I didn't state that they shouldn't bother or make any effort or use small market excuses. Just use caution.