Originally Posted by Joseph
And this is why we shouldn't have gotten too excited about this projected payroll increase the Reds went on and on about.
Decent players are getting paid much more this offseason than in seasons past.
So when we got excited that we could now afford to add a quality player or two, in reality we are adding Dave Roberts or Wes Helms types. It's just that everyone thought those types would be 2 million a year or less, not 4-5 per.
The market has changed, had our payroll not changed as well we would have been downgrading ourselves talent wise for the same money. Increasing the payroll allows us to have a very similar club to last year, not necessarily a better one.
I believe that you have just hit the nail on the head and knowing that Roberts WILL get that kind of money is ridiculous. Want to take a guess at what his salary would have been just a mere 10 years ago? In 1997?