Originally Posted by Falls City Beer
And going to arbitration with a stiff like Lohse is the opposite of working smarter.
There's no more pathetic sight on earth than a team committing suicide with heavy doses of a guy like Lohse.
Giving Lohse 12 million over two years is way more damaging to the club than picking up someone like a Zito (notice I didn't say Zito, but someone like him--the Reds aren't realistically going after Zito) for 6 or 7.
I totally agree, FCB.
You know, there are three camps on here. One camp would fall on the side of RCast-Krivsky-etc no matter what they do. Another camp finds nothing positive in what they do. The third camp is sort of "watch-and-see," what I like to call realists--where you and I are firmly footed IMHO.
I sometimes think that Cast-Krivsky could re-sign Eric Milton for $12+ million per year and some would say, "give them time--there is a plan and they've only been here x years/months/days." The other side would scream to high heavens on how stupid they are and how they're not long for this club, that the club will never win, and it can't be fixed. The rest of us are scratching our heads and saying, "what the heck is going on."
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