Originally Posted by RedsManRick
To me, the real danger in this market isn't giving a JD Drew or Aramis Ramirez 15MM. It's giving Adam Kennedy 5MM. At least those first two will give you some value. There are going to be some very very mediocre players getting nice money, particularly once Soriano and Carlos Lee sign and the market starts to shrink.
Exactly. There are a handful of players that will be worth the money. But what is the likelihood of one of them ending up in Cincinnati? After that handful is gone there is still going to be a lot of clubs with television revenue stuffed in their pockets. And they are going to be feeling the pressure from fans to improve their club. And that is when the overpaying will begin IMO.