Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
I got along well with Wayne, though he was as close to the vest, borderline paranoid a guy as I've dealt with. Sometimes, his silence was very effective: The Reds got F. Cordero before the Brewers even knew Cincinnati was interested. But it could also be off-putting.:
I kind of doubt this is true.
The Brewers GM said they made Cordero an offer. Cordero came back saying he got a little bit more from the Reds and wanted the Brewers to up their offer. The Brewers GM said that he wasn't getting into a bidding war and made their best offer.

Cordero was out to maximize his paycheck.Nothing wrong with that.

It's not believable that one morning the Brewers GM was stunned and surprised that Cincy came out of nowhere and scooped up Cordero