From John Fay.
From John Fay.
Article's a bit bit fawning IMHO. The $151 million in new contracts is spread over multiple seasons. so it's not as if Bob doubled the Reds payroll. Reading the headline, I fully expected Fay to make reference to "The losing stops now."
As I was reading it and pondering the time it took Bob to "keep his promises," I was thinking that Bob might have opened his wallet sooner if he had trusted his early GMs more. I wonder if Krivsky and O'Brien would argue that they could have delivered more winning if they'd been given the latitude and $$$ that have been given to Walt.
"No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda
Go sign Vlad Guerrero
The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS
When Fay talks money, I just tune out.
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Am I the only one that noticed this:
Just a few days ago it was reported that it would be $27M for 4 years. But, only one source reported that and the most anyone else would say was that they were still working on a deal. Now this. I hope Fay has his info wrong.The Reds began by signing Bronson Arroyo to a three-year, $35 million extension. They followed that by signing Jay Bruce to a six-year, $51 million deal. Next was Joey Votto’s three-year, $38 million deal. Johnny Cueto’s three-year, $27 million deal should become official this week.
"Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."
"You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one."