Originally Posted by KronoRed
Bob is the boss and he likes Dusty, Walt would do what he's told.
Doesn't matter now anyway.
I don't think so. I think that if Bob tries to micromanage and overrule Walt, Walt will just quit.
I also think that Bob had enough respect for both Wayne and Walt to let them do their jobs. No evidence that Bob influenced any of Wayne's decisions.. Patterson is 100% Wayne's baby, just like AGon, Freel, Stanton, etc.
However, even in hindsight, I still think that Patterson was a decent gamble. Sure, it didn't work out, but it was worth a try.
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!