Originally Posted by Boss-Hog
Yes, that is what I'm saying. The money used to resign Wilson (at a premium) would have been much better spent on legitimately upgrading the starting pitching and/or signing Dunn to an extension. Hell, even if they couldn't have made a trade for a good pitcher or signed a Clement/Perez/Pavano/etc., I'd prefer the money be spent on our draft budget, hiring minor league instructors from an organization with a track record for developing pitching, or premium scouts. Instead, the Reds select the status quo: keeping Paul Wilson as our 'ace'. Joy.
Listen, I completely understand and agree. But ultimately, it all comes back to the main guys, when they are surely capable of spending more money on the Reds, they refuse to do so. It just really hurts inside, knowing we are very, very much able to compete by spending a few more pennies (atleast to them) they simply give the cold shoulder. Also, I'm one who wanted to keep Wilson around, but also go after Perez or Clement or Pavano. DanO may have made the wrong choice, but I'll wait and see on that. Atleast until the off season is over.