Originally Posted by flyer85
What will cause them to want to stay - winning
What will cause them to want to leave - continued losing
1. They aren't going to be a winning organization any time soon
2. Have you ever worked at a "successful" organization that made it very unpleasant to work there? It's not fun, believe me.
3. This FO has a long history of not even trying to win. Remember this summer, how the players were dreading a potential fire sale. They all were assuming any salary that could be moved would be. How do you think that would motivate them.
4. The team knows that even if they are in first or second place at the deadline, they are getting no help, but their rivals are.
What exactly makes this franchise any better than Pittsburg or Milwaukee?
Look objectively. There's no difference. If you were a player, would you want to go to Milwaukee (or Cincy?)
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!