Originally Posted by bucksfan2
IMO Selig has been fortunate with the boom of technology that he couldn't screw up.
I don't really like Bud, but there's plenty of executives that could've screwed this up.
Another commisioner could've tried yet again to "Break the players union". At least Bud realized it's a lot more profitable for both sides not to have a strike.
The latest draft slot setup was a huge step towards helping parity. A lot harder for a early first round talent to slip to a wealthy team at the bottom of the first round.
Heck, we are seeing a resurgence of many small/medium market teams.
Pittsburg, Cincy, and the Nats are all competitive this year. (Even though Washington is really a large market, they were struggling, and the system helped make them competitive).
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!