Originally Posted by Ron Madden
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.
Yeah, I have never understood why people think it is smart to avoid paying good players a fair-market salary.
The Reds' problem has nothing to do with paying their good players. The problem is the money given to bad players.