Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
The only reason Stanton came to the Reds was because they were the only team to add a potential third year on Stanton's contract.
So you're saying that if the Reds hadn't offered him that third year, then we wouldn't have had the pleasure of watching him this
I'm not seeing how that's a bad thing.
In fact, it's more evidence that Wayne is out of his depth. Every other GM decided that instead of giving Stanton another year, he'd go in another direction. Wayne bucked the trend and 56 games of 5.80 ERA and 1.7 WHIP later, here we are.
Like REDREAD said, Wayne has a curious habit of throwing multi-year contracts at guys who figure to be role players at best.