Originally Posted by Aronchis
Look, I agree that Castellini has the final word in this ordeal, but don't you think that he's basically willing to follow Krivsky's plan? Castellini is going to listen to his baseball people in the end.
If Krisky says that Wieters is worth more of the allocated budget, then I think Cast will be willing to let it happen. If Krivsky says he's not worth the money, then I don't think it will happen.
What I'm saying, is that I get the sense that Cast has basically put control in Krivsky's hands, and ultimately, I think the draft choice will come down to Krivsky's decision. I don't know that for sure, but based on the past that is the sense I get. Cast was more than willing to allow Krivsky to deal 2 of the faces of the Reds franchise for no name players. Obviously, that's a different case, but it still applies. I bet Lindner would not have allowed 'The Trade" to happen even if his GM thought it was the right move. Cast has shown his faith in Krivsky, and until now, has shown that he's willing to take on salary if it means wins. So ultimately, I'm willing to say that the decision really lies with Krivsky.
Either way, if the Reds do end up passing on Wieters if he is available, there will be plenty of blame to go around for everybody.