Re: BP: Reds Transaction Analysis-Wily Mo Pena, Ross etc.
The Arroyo-Pena deal and whether its good or bad certainly is one that is debatable.
But I think this move as a bolster-up-the-2005-staff shouldn't be underestimated. The Reds' revenue is very much a gate-driven thing and Reds fans historically are very fickle and fair weather.
If the Reds tank early, the fans will say "ho-hum, when does football start" and go off to Kings Island. This move at least mitigates a flaming disaster of a staff into a garden-variety disaster.
The motel of lost companions
Waits with heated pool and bar