Quote Originally Posted by princeton View Post
But Wayne usually leaves a gap, unlike Bowden. So I figure that there remains room.
I don't know about that. After Cordero was signed, the Reds pretty much stuck to low cost pickups.

I think the bigger difference is in ownership being flexible than the GM managing the budget. Cast will add payroll if the Reds are in the hunt. Too bad Wayne didn't spent it wisely 2 years ago. In contrast, Allen wouldn't add payroll to save the life of his own children..