Originally posted by NEILYNG
I don;t know how someone can detect any "tone" by reading another's e-mail/posts. I suppose one could read some "tone" into an e-mail/post but to do that would be wrong.
The most of your post was correct though in getting to my point -- which always was that I felt the Reds blew it with Petagine. It is compounded by the awful deal that Bowden then gave Casey.
Small market teams have to get some of the clls like this right -- instead of always getting them wrong.
Who is to say Petagine would hit in the majors he never did. He was putting up Brandon Larson esq numbers in AAA and in the majors. He couldn't beat out Eduardo Perez in spring training. The Casey deal is irrelavent in regards to Petagine. Casey proved himself at the MLB level and Petagine didn't. That is why he not Petagine got the contract. Whether it was a bad deal or not that is what happened. And the Reds dont always get "theese" calls wrong. See Pokey Reese among others. You hate Bowden you hate Casey now get your boxers out of bunch, put the hindsight away and get with the present. We all know your feelings and to be honest most of us do not care.