Originally Posted by savafan
I have accepted that I'll never again see an all-star player retire in a Reds uniform.
That's the truth. It's an awful truth, but it's the nature of the beast (business). I love Brandon Phillips. I love his play, I love his interactions with fans. But I'm not paying him what he wants, over the length of time he wants, because it simply isn't good business for us. I'd rather let a guy go a year too early than a year too late. WOY bringing up Branch Rickey is a perfect example. He would've moved on without thinking twice about it.