Originally Posted by Stewie
Ruben Amaro was an Ed Wade protege, and sadly a lot of the moves he has made so far this off-season have had a very Wade-ian quality to them:
-Giving up a first rounder and backloading a deal for a 37 year old Raul Ibanez, while letting Pat Burrell leave for free
-Signing Chan Ho Park and saying he has a shot at starting -- a role he hasn't had success in since 2001
-Now giving a guaranteed deal to a 46 year old pitcher.
Obviously the word "guaranteed" is the worst part of this deal. A one year deal with a club option for a second would have been fine. But alas, no such luck.
I feel your pain Stewie. Unfortunately, that is the plight of a Reds fan in the aughts.