Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
The . Please tell me which of these pitchers you would have signed before the season started.
I was hoping they would sign Bradford all during the last offseason.
I can't believe Baltimore got him that cheap.
Would've added the solid RH reliever that our pen desparately needed.
There's no reason to give a relatively expensive, multiyear contract to a guy like Stanton who is obviously old and fading, particularly when the Reds already had Cormier under contract.
It just wasn't a good risk at all. A lot of folks called it before the season started.
If they really wanted Stanton, they should've just offered him a one year deal. At least that way, they wouldn't be sabotaging 2008.
Wayne has shown poor judgement by giving multiyear deals to players he shouldn't be. It was dumb to give Freel and Castro multiyear deals, and many people called it at the time as well.
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!