Originally Posted by HometownHero
Blame Adam LaRoche for slow rolling everyone. If he didn't take until after the first week of 2013 to sign back with Washington we could have made a play but by the time Morse was traded in Mid January we already had all out moves in place. His power would have been amazing to watch in our park for half the games, he could hit 40 with us if he stayed healthy.
LaRoche did what anyone would and should do--tried to get the best deal he could coming off a season where he kept the team going when Zimm and Werth were out and Harper was slumping. From a Reds perspective, it's about depth. In DC, we have three bonafide closers now and two primetime catchers--all sharing time. When you have a chance at real talent at the right price, makes sense to take advantage and then do what you have to do to make the pieces fit. That's good management (general and field). Not saying it would have worked but also saying the January/pieces in place argument isn't the best way to look at it imho.