Originally Posted by Unassisted
Some of the dollars that would have gone to Griffey and Dunn went to pitching. Lots of objective ways to slice that one.
I don't think any of that money went to pitching. Harang and Arroyo were already here. Cueto, Bailey, Wood, etc. are part of the system.
Chapman might have been affordable because of the money freed up, but he had little to do with the Reds winning this year.
Even still, that has nothing to do with chemistry or a toxic clubhouse. Griffey and Dunn were two of the more well liked guys on the team. They also took care of the younger players.