Wayne was a poor judge of pitching talent and could not build a ballclub (results speak for themselves).
Not to stray too far off topic, but Wayne K. did land Arroyo for WMP--and I hated
that deal at the time--and, of course, Brandon Phillips for pennies on the dollar.
Sure, Wayne K. made several mistakes, but if we are going to list the best Reds trades of the past decade--admittedly, not much there--the aforementioned deals have to be at or near the top of the list. Hopefully, the Latos deal will someday be mentioned in the same light.
For the record, I wasn't thrilled with the Hamilton/Volquez deal at the time, but I have to agree with Chip that it was entirely justifiable given the circumstances at the time.