Originally Posted by red-in-la
Milton may just be the next bad deal to mess this franchise up, and I guess you can blame the FO for that, but JR was and always will be the death nell for this franchise in the 2000-2009 range.....no body else's contract compares for sheer lunacy.
Maybe in hindsight. But I can't criticize the Jr deal. The Reds were getting the best player in the game, a hometown hero, a guy who looked like a lock to pass
Ruth and Aaron , at a discount. That seemed like a pretty good investment to me. It just didn't work out.