Originally Posted by Jpup
Lieber's history in Chicago may have had something to do with it. I want to see how much the contract was for as well. The Reds may not have had much of a chance.
The Reds were probably "used" as fodder. If I was at the end of my career and had to choose between pitching in Cincy or Chicago I would take Chicago in a heartbeat. Especially if I had pitched at Wrigley before and had a good measure of success.