Originally Posted by SMcGavin
What I do blame Jocketty for is signing Lincoln while the arb offer was still on the table to Weathers. Signing Lincoln would have been fine if Weathers was gone. But now they are both coming back and there is no room in the bullpen for some cheap kids like Roenicke/Herrera. All the payflex the Reds had this offseason got spent in the bullpen, which was the best part of the team in 08.
You make a good point. I don't think signing both Lincoln and Weathers was warranted. Cordero was certainly a splurge but it did fill a need. I have no problem with the Rhodes signing. We did not have any in house options to fill that role. The problem here was signing both Weathers and Lincoln to multimilliondollar deals.