I normally don't post on RedsZone, but I love to read comments and reaction. However, the turn of events today from the Pirates acquiring Marlon Byrd compelled me to start a thread. The Reds shouldn't have allowed Byrd to be dealt to Pittsburgh. I don't understand in the slightest why Jocketty wouldn't have claimed him. He wouldn't have had to make a deal. But he could have stopped Byrd from being a Pirate.

I don't see any downside to making a claim. Am I missing something? I think Walt has done an excellent job, but this one frustrated me.