Climbing down from the bridge, but keeping the torch lit until Dusty's fate is settled
Lohse is serviceable. Perfect fit for the desperate Cardinals. The Reds are not that desperate. (I hope)
Cedric 3/24/08It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
Glad it wasn't the Reds
The owners basically had a mini-collusion this year. They were smarter about it this time, by lowballing only the bad/mediocre players instead of shunning the superstars. Remember when Lance Parris was still unsigned at spring training and settled for a very low offer.. that was obvious collusion. This collusion isn't so obvious, but I will say it's not a coincidence that after last season's free spending, suddenly all the owners got fiscally tight.
Boras will adjust to the new marketplace or the union will bust the owners on collusion again, although this time, it will be harder to prove.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!