Re: Jocketty remains quiet about trade plans
Originally Posted by Spring~Fields
You once made a case to defend Bowden on the bases of finance, which was correct, but since it was Bowden I was not willing to support or agree to your points. All I am saying is what happened to Bowden, happened to those that followed him, and will happen to Mr. Jocketty also, without the modern time funding that a major league baseball team requires.
IF the years since the disparity widened 2000-2008 among the immediate competitors in the Reds division and the Reds, mean what they have shown us.
I know that you know, that Bowden use to win, when the team was properly funded in the 90's with less disparity among competitors.
If the Reds are in the predicament that they are in because of payroll disparities, how can the fact that the Diamondbacks, As, Marlins, Rays, and Twins are playoff contenders be explained? All have payrolls that are smaller than the Reds (in some cases staggeringly so) while having teams within their divisions that have a payroll of at least $118M.
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