Originally Posted by traderumor
The chicken came first, which was DanO getting the Bong and Bubba for Chris offer, eh? Then, DanO sees the waiver wire and lo and behold there's Todd Jones, which as destiny would have it could fill in short term for Chris.
or, they could have just signed Jones and decided, let's not deal Chris because now that we have a pen, we might actually be able to compete in spite of our rotation. Which was what I said they should do
hey, it probably should have worked out for DanO. He did go against the percentages (MOST GMs would have waited until late May) but it was still an understandable move given the Reds record last year.
And the move still could turn out to be the right one-- the Reds may go into a skid that no bullpen could save.
But right now, it wasn't the right move