Originally Posted by pedro
I wouldn't count on Wilson.
I think he's toast.
I haven't commented either because 1) I've been too busy, and 2) It just didn't interest me for some reason.
think that one of the main reasons why Krivsky went after Bronson was that Wilson will never be effective again. Simply put, he wasn't going to help this year.
I also think that trading WMP is probably a no-brainer. It was obvious that our last three managers (Boone, Miley, and Narron) didn't have enough faith in him in the field and at the plate to play him much. The only time he played over the last three years was when there was no one else. He can hit the bombs, but he's streaky and has big problems with the curve, which is documented in every clubhouse in the National League. His fielding has been well documented here. He's a rough piece of wood that may someday be molded, sanded and finished into a fine piece of furniture, but that's iffy. Eveyone knew that so we got just about all we could get for Willy Mo. And we got another starter who just may surprise (or may not--it's a crap shoot).
One of the dastardly things Jim Bowden did to this team was fill it with players no one else wanted. One-by-one, they are going away in favor of some players with a minimal upside which is an improvement. Can you name one other team who would have given us more for Sean Casey?
Krivsky is working slowly but surely toward the ultimate goal and that's for the 2006 Reds and every Reds team after that to not
be like the 2001-2005 Reds. I hope he knows what he is doing and if history is any barometer of that, he does. If he doesn't, I would expect Bob C. to make a change. That's the refreshing part.