dannyolbb wrote:And I think a lot of the credit for the Reds failures this season need to go to Bowden.
That's very true.
-But Bowden didn't sign Eric Milton to an $8+M/yr. deal.
-He didn't resign Jason Larue for a $3+M/yr. deal.
-He didn't resign D'Angelo Jiminez to a $2+M/yr. deal.
-He didn't implement an organization-wide minor league rule where all hitters MUST take a first-pitch strike to "help them learn patience"
-He's not sitting on his thumb, doing nothing with his four outfileders when they're at the peak of their value.
-He's not infatuated with certain horrible players (Machado, et al), that have never performed well and never will.... oh yeah, actually he is.
I also agree with the Brian Sabean suggestion.