I feel like Walt ultimately failed this season, in part, because the NL Central was so mediocre. I feared this way back in early June when it was becoming clear that no one had the ability to really separate themselves. Instead of being PROACTIVE and getting players who could help the Reds separate (perhaps a Kemp/Billingsley deal with cash-strapped LA) Walt sat back and rolled the dice on a hot streak against a weak division. It didn't come, and now know one seems to know if they're buyers or sellers. That's the absolute worst position you can be in.
I've been a big Walt fan to this point, but his failure to improve major weaknesses in the offseason and now in the heat of the division race are really discouraging. He blew it. Royally. I'm now more confused about the future of the organization than ever.