Originally Posted by vaticanplum
Absolutely. Every team knows that. The caveat that the Reds need to add is: Spending a lot of money does not equal spending it wisely (see: Milton, Eric). But other times, spending money wisely does involve spending a lot of it.
Well said. There is no necessary connection between spending money and getting ripped off. Often when you spend money you get far more value than when you go dumpster diving (cf. St. Louis Cardinals vs. Cincinnati Reds).