Not even Rose will know what he is going to do until all the bids are in, which might not be until after Dec. 1. Most general managers feel that inertia and loyalty will keep him in Cincinnati, but still Wagner's squirming—"I'm not particularly optimistic about signing him anymore"—has a ring of truth to it. As Rose said after his recent talk with Turner, "Wouldn't it be nice to work for somebody that really appreciates me?"
Smile when you say that, Pete. Think green. Click.
The sound you just heard was the time lock releasing on the vault.