Originally Posted by Cyclone792
I'm not blaming the Reds at all for obtaining him and getting the production out of him that we did. As I stated earlier, we got a steal for him in the Henson deal.
I'm blaming the Reds for mishandling Pena while we had him. The Reds knew his contract situation so they should have created an environment where Pena could play every day as soon as his contract stipulated that he had to be on the big club so his value increases even more. We could have gotten more production and more trade value for him, But both Bowden and O'Brien failed to create that environment, Pena's value suffers and our return today for him is questioned by several people.
it ought to be impossible to criticize a team for getting so much production out of a player who, in A ball, seemed destined to go through waivers numerous times through the first 7-8 years of his career.
when you develop such a raw talent in such a short span of time, congratulations are in order, not criticism.
Find something that's actually wrong to grouse about. It isn't like it's so hard to find things that did go wrong.