Nice article by Paul Daugherty on Bob Castellini.
http://news.cincinnati.com/article/2...news|text|RedsCastellini's passion has occasionally resulted in a dubious move. One was signing free agent closer Francisco Cordero to a four-year, $48 million contract, at a time when the Reds weren't winning enough to justify that sort of outlay. "That might be correct," Castellini admits. "I was very sensitive to a team that could play well and have its saves blown."
Such independent displays are less frequent now. Castellini has his people in place. Plus, the Reds won big last year. "Winning last year calmed everything down," says one member of the ownership group. "Had we not won, you would not have wanted to be in (Castellini's) box" at GABP.