Originally Posted by OldXOhio
The bigger question for me re: Byrd is why didn't Walt (or any NL GM for that matter) block the Pirates from getting him?
I think it's the reason that someone else stated earlier.
There's probably a "gentleman's agreement" not to claim a guy that you don't want, just for the sake of blocking someone else.
Sure, some GMs ignore that unwritten rule, but it probably makes it more difficult for them to make a waiver deal when they want to.
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!