Re: They Were Reds: A Tribute
Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
From the I was dead wrong
At the time of the Jose Guillen to the A's deal in 2003, I truly believed that Joe Valentine, not Aaron Harang, was the key to the deal for the Reds.
Looking back, all I can do is
You're not the only one. He was more highly regarded. I felt the same way, and wouldn't surprise me if one or more the co-GMs who made the trade felt the same way.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids