Originally Posted by Highlifeman21
Wayne irked me with his wasteful spending, and so far this offseason Walt's proved to be no better than Wayne in that same regard.
Not sure I'd go that far.
It was a mistake to offer Weathers arb, but the majority of the board agreed with the decision at the time. IMO, Weathers' fair value is 2 million.. waste of 1.9 million.
Now, I know Tavares is almost universally blasted here. I think he might earn his 2 million next year. However, I think even the most cynical would say that Tavares is worth 1 million/year.. So worst case, the waste factor here is 4 million over the next 2 years, possibly less.
Not even close to the money Wayne flushed on Castro, Stanton, AGon, Freel, Cormier, Hat in 2008,etc.
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!