Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
Adam Dunn might have been making plans to "break the bank," but the fact is he ended up signing a very affordable, short-term contract with a lousy team. The Reds could have matched that deal, but didn't.
But I'm not as upset about that as I am about the front office's attitude about the whole affair. "It was time to move on" is basically their way of saying, "We've already decided that we don't want this particular .900 OPS player at even a reasonable price. We're closing this door and opening a new door that leads to Willy Taveras."
I'm in 100% agreement with Johnny on this.
The main problem with this organization is their ineptitude in identifying and developing talent and the haphazard way they spend their money. There is nothing wrong with paying Productive Players.
Why do he Reds spend a boatload of cash on a roster full of Non Productive Players Every Season? Is it because they have no clue? Or is it because those non productive players might be favorites of the guys in the radio booth, the callers to 700 WLW Sportstalk, or that damned old Banana Phone?
Sometimes I wonder if that's not the case. Sorry for the rant.