What does mean? Seriously, I don't understand the point inferred by this statement, yet it's ubiquitous.
Why is firing Wayne now bad timing? What about firing him now is particularly worse for the organization than firing him in July or November?
I suppose one could look back and suggest that he should have been fired earlier, before he committed money to Fogg and Patterson. But you could carry that argument back as far as you wanted, with no logical stopping point. I don't think that sort of retrospective is fair.
Perhaps I'm wrong, the but the general gist of the comment seems to be that, if the Reds had made the decision to fire him, that they should have waited? The only questions that seem relevant to me are
1.) What additional harm is done by the timing of this decision?
2.) When would the time timing have been good?