Originally Posted by RedsfaninMT
Vida Blue definitely jumped to my mind first. As previously posted, I was also one pissed off dude at Bowie Kuhn.
The other would be not protecting Trevor Hoffman rather than letting him go via rule V draft in 1992.
Hoffman was going to be protected, but in Sept of the previous season, Tm Pugh went 4-2 with a shiny 2.58 ERA, so they protected him instead. Any examination of his stats, even his basic ones, would have revealed that that was a bad decision. It was basically the result of pitching against weak teams in Sept.
One thing to remember is that Hoffman at that point was a recently converted Pitcher from SS with only two seasons of pitching under his belt, so it wasn't like he was a sure thing.