Originally Posted by westofyou
And a good one would have never given him that players option at 2.4.
Yes, I agree with that. I think the Haynes signing is in contention for Bowden's worst move ever.
Still, I don't think you could find anyone that expected Haynes to be remotely close to respectable, coming off that horrible year, bad back, and reporting to spring training out of shape.
The scary thing is that if there wasn't so much pressure from the media, Haynes would probably stayed on the roster longer.
DanO would've scored a couple points if he had left Haynes in Florida permanently. He shouldn't have to ask permission to cut Haynes if he's just going to call up someone making the minimum. He might have to ask permission, but he shouldn't be micromanaged to that level.
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!