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bellhead
05-21-2012, 08:22 AM
When they make moves this year?

puca
05-21-2012, 08:25 AM
Probably none, they spent a boatload in the offseason. The well isn't bottomless.

Vottomatic
05-21-2012, 09:30 AM
When they make moves this year?

I don't see them making any moves. They're tapped out, unfortunately.

They will go to war with what they have, sink or swim.

Unassisted
05-21-2012, 10:05 AM
What you see is what you get. IMO the wallet might open wider to get a contending team over the hump. But it won't open wider to get the team into contention.

Team Clark
05-21-2012, 10:08 AM
I'm thinking it will depend on attendance.

Benihana
05-21-2012, 10:31 AM
I don't think anyone has any idea

757690
05-21-2012, 10:37 AM
Payroll is at $87M currently Reports were that they could go up to around $90M. I imagine they could add small parts, around another $5M or so, but no big parts, like anyone who makes $10M or more. But it's all just a guess.

redsmetz
05-21-2012, 10:41 AM
Payroll is at $87M currently Reports were that they could go up to around $90M. I imagine they could add small parts, around another $5M or so, but no big parts, like anyone who makes $10M or more. But it's all just a guess.

I would think you're projection is about right. That's not to say someone a higher salary might not be available, but they'd have to come over with some part of that absorbed by the sending club.

traderumor
05-21-2012, 01:07 PM
It would seem a bit unpredictable at this point. Who saw the Votto mortgage and Phillips extension coming? So to wonder what there is to kick in for second half rentals is pretty hard for me to gauge right now.

Sea Ray
05-21-2012, 03:40 PM
Very few teams add payroll after the season starts. The lion's share of trades usually involve the original team eating the salary of the veteran in exchange for prospects

The Voice of IH
05-21-2012, 08:37 PM
Very few teams add payroll after the season starts. The lion's share of trades usually involve the original team eating the salary of the veteran in exchange for prospects

Correct, and John Fay seems to believe that if the Reds are in contention this year he feels that Mr. Jocketty and Mr. Castellini would make a trade to help better their chances.

Patrick Bateman
05-21-2012, 08:41 PM
I could see Cast putting some money into the deadline if we were in contention. I mean, it's a lot more palatable to take on a 10M+ player for half a season, rather that long term into the future. He's gone far enough in, I'd be surprised that he would be against injecting some cash into the team for half a season if it meant increasing the chances of getting a few playoff games.

Virginia Beach Reds
05-21-2012, 09:02 PM
I don't think many teams will be out of the race. Parity in most divisions. That will make the trade market slim with sellers, I think.

Unassisted
05-21-2012, 09:10 PM
I don't think many teams will be out of the race. Parity in most divisions. That will make the trade market slim with sellers, I think.Not only that, but the expanded playoff format increases the number of playoff contenders in each league and has the same effect on the trade market.

bellhead
05-21-2012, 10:04 PM
The one reason I could see Cast take on money is his age he's 71 and not looking a young 71, so the next couple of years might be his window...