Re: The Alarm Clock is Beeping
Walt always wheeled and dealed with the Cardinals. But I've come to wonder recently if it isn't more of an organizational approach with Cardinals because it hasn't changed since he left.
Still, Walt doesn't seem like a guy who was content with just building from within and taking a team into a cold war style lock down. So again I think the onus lies with the ownership in not wanting to spend money.
What are the biggest 3-4 moves Walt has made since becoming GM of the Reds? The Chapman signing pops out in my head.
The three that pop out for his time with the Cardinals are:
Getting Mulder for Dan Haren
Getting Wainwright for JD Drew
Getting McGwire for 3 people that I can't remember who didn't go on to do anything
Won huge on two trade and lost huge on the third. Overall he was very effective.