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PedroBourbon
01-24-2012, 03:44 PM
http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/7498284/detroit-tigers-reportedly-land-prince-fielder-214m-offer?eleven=twelve

WildcatFan
01-24-2012, 04:24 PM
Man, that is not going to end well. This reminds me A LOT of Griffey coming to Cincinnati. He's going back to the town where his dad became a hero, and he has even more accolades thus far than Cecil had. I have a feeling he'll be loved dearly until he crosses into his mid-30s and presumably his size begins to creep up on him. Those kinds of darlings fall hard in their later years when they amount to not much more than empty cash.

I realize I'm being incredibly harsh. I like Prince, loved Cecil. I pull for the Tigers in the AL every year. I just wonder how long it's going to take before teams stop handing out these crippling contracts to players who most likely aren't going to be able to fulfill them. Or at least frontload them so as to make these guys easier to trade when their skills no longer warrant a $28 million salary.

All that said, my sincerest congratulations to both Prince and Pujols on their moves to the American League. I think I speak for everyone here when I say we will not miss you one bit in the Central.

bounty37h
01-24-2012, 04:30 PM
wow. thats all i got right now

Brisco
01-24-2012, 04:34 PM
wow. thats all i got right now

There is absolutely no way the Reds will ever be able to pay that much for Joey Votto.

Red Raindog
01-24-2012, 04:55 PM
There is absolutely no way the Reds will ever be able to pay that much for Joey Votto.

Yup -- that would be around 28% of our projected team salary if $85 - $90M is our top.

and to commit for 9 years --- ouch

texasdave
01-24-2012, 05:41 PM
Goodbye, Joey.

mroby85
01-24-2012, 06:51 PM
Goodbye, Joey.

Goodbye me, glad i'm an unrestricted free agent after the 2013 season too lol.

alett12
01-24-2012, 07:42 PM
Well, if the tigers lose the division in the next two years the entire front office is gone.

SweetLou1990
01-24-2012, 08:07 PM
To bad he didn't go to the Cubs to decimate their payroll for the next 9 years..........

NCCardfan
01-24-2012, 08:50 PM
There's no way this ends well for Detroit. Too much for too long for sure.


Congratulations Reds fans, you now have (probably have had since Dec. 8th) the best 1B in the NL - Walt better figure out how to keep him.

Spider Tre
01-25-2012, 12:54 AM
now Votto might able to finally start an All Star Game lol

alett12
01-25-2012, 11:29 AM
There's no way this ends well for Detroit. Too much for too long for sure.


Congratulations Reds fans, you now have (probably have had since Dec. 8th) the best 1B in the NL - Walt better figure out how to keep him.

Well I don't look at this season but next when they have the middle of the line up that contains Miguel Carbera, Prince, and V-Mart coming back off the torn ACL they'll need Miguel to play either 3rd or Lf with Prince at 1B and V-Mart at DH since Ovila has emerged as such a strong catcher.

drowg14
01-25-2012, 11:50 AM
Olney's take on what the Prince/Pujols signings mean for Votto and Reds

http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=7501632&categoryid=2378529

texasdave
01-25-2012, 11:57 AM
I didn't think Votto was sticking around once he hit the market anyway. So, in essence, this signing meant little. It may have 'sealed the deal' so to speak. But I think Votto's leaving was pretty much a foregone conclusion. I would love to be wrong about this one.

drowg14
01-25-2012, 01:24 PM
I agree with you dave. Even though I found none of the information to be new, I thought it fit in with the thread.

alett12
01-25-2012, 01:46 PM
The reds are going to have to keep a big money guy eventually, Jr was traded in but eventually the reds are going to have to keep someone who wants big money that they developed

bmwreds31
01-26-2012, 06:24 PM
I would say as of now who knows what happens to our pay roll. A World series appearance or win can change pay rolls.

SweetLou1990
01-26-2012, 06:46 PM
I didn't think Votto was sticking around once he hit the market anyway. So, in essence, this signing meant little. It may have 'sealed the deal' so to speak. But I think Votto's leaving was pretty much a foregone conclusion. I would love to be wrong about this one.

I want to be wrong to, but there will be a major difference between what the Reds can offer as compared to the big market teams. How can you leave what could be 50+ mil on the table if you're Votto in 2 years ?

bmwreds31
01-26-2012, 08:20 PM
well in two years things may change for us and big market teams. I say its still up in the air. Definitely not a guarantee either way imo

joshua
01-27-2012, 03:43 AM
This is the worst thing about baseball, which is otherwise a perfect sport. We have our best player under control for two more years and these vultures are already talking about where he'll end up...because he sure as hell isn't staying. If we don't win the whole show in the next couple of seasons, we're pretty much screwed for the better part of the next decade, while a large market team will just swoop up him and our other home grown players and we'll have to watch them ride to championships without us. The lack of a salary cap and equal playing field sucks.

alett12
01-27-2012, 09:41 AM
Castellini says he wants to keep Votto, and he said this just after Prince signed with the Tigers so it isn't like he doesn't know what it will cost and he's willing to make the dedication to win.

brad1176
01-27-2012, 09:46 AM
Bob was pretty vague when he was talking about it, saying that they will TRY and sign him to an extension. He just made politically correct statements in regards to a Votto extension.

alett12
01-27-2012, 09:50 AM
Bob was pretty vague when he was talking about it, saying that they will TRY and sign him to an extension. He just made politically correct statements in regards to a Votto extension.

I hope he puts out a decent offer. I don't see how he can afford not to.

brad1176
01-27-2012, 10:35 AM
I think he will, but I don't believe it will be nearly what other teams offer. I just hope he doesn't end up a Cardinal, I don't think any of us could stomach that.....

alett12
01-27-2012, 01:25 PM
I think he will, but I don't believe it will be nearly what other teams offer. I just hope he doesn't end up a Cardinal, I don't think any of us could stomach that.....

I think if he leaves as a free agent it would be for Toronto purely for the fact they want him now they're probably still going to want him in 2 years