Originally Posted by kbrake
In fairness to those fans he HAS relapsed at least twice since then.
Still, at the time of the trade, not many tears were shed for his departure.
He put together a few MVP-calibar seasons, now the fans wish he had stayed?
I can just see why he's so cold to the Cincy fans. The Cincy press wasn't exactly friendly to him after he was traded as well.
Honestly, those relapses he had were pretty minor compared to what some other players have done.. He got drunk and maybe/probably had an affair? I don't excuse that behavior, but plenty of other players do it without getting it plastered all over the internet.
His addiction to energy drinks (or whatever he was taking) was bad too, because it got so bad that he couldn't play a few games, but it's not as if it was that big of an impact.
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!