Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg
It seems rather convenient that the supposed toxicity level was lowered as the level of pitching was raised. Hmm.
Some of the dollars that would have gone to Griffey and Dunn went to pitching. Lots of objective ways to slice that one.
I've never worked in a workplace where workplace culture didn't
affect results, so I can't understand why so many refuse to accept the possibility that it did in the case of the 200x Reds. The bottom line is that we won't know about the subjective until someone who spent time in those clubhouses writes a book or starts granting tell-all magazine interviews. In the meantime, all we have to go by are the occasional dribbles of backstory from the mouths and keyboards of media pundits.