Re: Reds avoid arbitration with Valentin
Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
I don't think the Reds are totally at fault for not having some sort of deal completed for Dunn.
Perhaps you are limiting your assessment to the recent past (the last year or so).
Had Dan O'Brien not been sitting on a pencil in his first months in office, he could have signed Dunn long term in December of '03.
Had Jim Bowden foreseen what many of us saw in Dunn, he could have gotten it done before getting canned.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids