Originally Posted by Spitball
This was a bad trade but the Reds survived. In fact, within four years they were in the World Series and on the verge of becoming one of the greatest teams of all time.
Reds would have won a couple more WS championships without the deal. Mistakes matter.
For the record, I'm happy that WayneK is making the right kinds of moves. This one was coldly logical and courageous, and recent Reds GMs have been either illogical, emotional, or cowardly.
Now that we've got someone who can do what needs to be done, I'm awaiting better execution of what needs to be done.