Originally Posted by Mutaman
Dead wrong. Marge wanted to win and Castellini wants to win. The Banana Man didn't care one way or the other as long as he didn't lose any money. (And had a little left over to pay off the terrorists in Latin america).
lol. The Reds payroll between 85-89 was the same rank as Lindner's 2001-05 era. It was low. Cast does not spend big on the team. His biggest move was getting Chapman, something Lindner would have done himself. Jocketty hasn't done to much either and has been defeated on the Latos and Rolen deals so far.
Wanting to win and being in position to win are 2 different things. Lindner's biggest flaw was thinking Bowden was cool. When Bowden got fired the Reds brought in Bailey,Cueto,Bruce,Phillips and Arroyo in less than 3 years. Joey Votto was the only Bowden leftover.
But keep on thinking Cast is different. Wanting to win, bleh. Marge wanted to win so bad, she destroyed the Reds organization and set it back for a decade.