Re: Hey brother, can you spare a catcher?
That's why I was milling over picking up Javy Lopez.
Of course, I would've prefered to keep Larue and trade one of Ross/Valentine.
I know Larue would've had a bad attitude (and it is justified, IMO), but if you somehow could convince him that it's open competition again and he can win his job back..
It made no sense to pay the Royals all that cash to take Larue. Another bad move by Wayne which is overlooked. IIRC, we paid around 3 million to KC, right? Couple that with Stanton and Conine's money and you've got about 7-8 million, which is enough to buy a player that would've actually made a difference.
Heck, worse case, you just use Larue as they plan to use Conine.
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!