Originally Posted by Sea Ray
WK also said he tried to run this team like the Minn Twins. I'd have asked him why the Twins don't have the big contracts that the Reds are now saddled with.
You mean like paying Mike Lamb 3.5 million to hit .177/.212/.258?
Or like paying Adam Everett 2.8 million to hit .185/.214/.222?
Maybe like Michael Cuddyer 6 million to hit .278/.278/.278 and come off of the bench as a defensive replacement since the first week of April?
Maybe Nick Punto making 2.4 million for his last two craptastic seasons?
Lets not pretend like the Reds are the only team with bad players making some money to suck. It goes on with every team in baseball, it just gets magnified here because we follow the Reds.
As for running the team like the Twins.... he was. He just didn't have the time to get it into full Twins mode. He was going young, but he had to keep/sign some guys in order to give his guys the chance to get to the Reds. He didn't get the time to do that. Rome wasn't built in a day.