He made a really stupid trade? Again the bottom line: If one of those pitchers, especially Nelson become good starting pitchers, the deal was not only worth it, it was a steal. Good starting pitching is the toughest commodity to find in baseball. Reitsma will never be a starting pitcher. The Reds have good enough depth of righties that are probably a year or two at most behind Reitsma, one maybe with bigger potential than Reitsma. Can't let the Bowden era go eh? Overvaluing relievers was problem number one. Lets not be stupid eh
Maybe the deal blows up in O'brien's face and he wastes Reitsma's value. But maybe, just maybe we finally got one right for once but the Reds fan has become so jaded, they can't accept it.