Originally Posted by edabbs44
I think the biggest difference I see is that Walt is seeing the big picture. He has played the market well and hasn't overextended himself b/c he was chasing a dream. His experience has shown through and knows how to GM, something his predecessors lacked.
Except for Willy Taveras. That's the one glaring exception to the rule for me. The team signed him WAY above market, WAY too early. I've come around a bit to the Rolen deal, but I still can't come to terms with Taveras.
Anyway, I think we're getting a bit ahead of ourselves here. If the Reds post a winning record this year, then we can resurrect this conversation in earnest IMO.