Originally Posted by SteelSD
Seeing a train wreck coming makes it more expected but not any less brutal an experience.
This was a horrible acquisition for a team needing to rip chunks out of its Run Differential gap offensively.
It depends. It is only a two-year deal. If the Reds are paying more per season than what they paid Corey Patterson, I would be surprised. Plus, it didn't cost any personnel in regards to a trade.
As mentioned, I could see the Reds signing Baldelli and/or still trading for Jermaine Dye. Either way, the Reds aren't in rebuilding mode.