Originally Posted by traderumor
I guess Walt was a bozo for signing Votto to his big lt contract since he wrenched his knee sliding. Getting injured playing the game has nothing to do with experience.
You must not have watched the replay of his slide. If you can't do it, don't slide headfirst.
And why bring up the Votto signing? Has nothing to do with that.
My point was that Walt really wanted to sign RL, so he did even though it cost us $10 million for two years. I don't think it was money well spent.
Explain to me how it was? About as good as the Madson signing. Personally I'd just stay away from Ryan's altogether.
Yes it's bad luck, guys get hurt, etc. All I'm saying is once again a small market team must spend wisely. Signing overvalued players because they have been in the league and had some success is a risk. Walt should have let RL go and found another solution. Now he will have to.