Originally Posted by WVRedsFan
I totally agree, FCB.
You know, there are three camps on here. One camp would fall on the side of RCast-Krivsky-etc no matter what they do. Another camp finds nothing positive in what they do. The third camp is sort of "watch-and-see," what I like to call realists--where you and I are firmly footed IMHO.
I sometimes think that Cast-Krivsky could re-sign Eric Milton for $12+ million per year and some would say, "give them time--there is a plan and they've only been here x years/months/days." The other side would scream to high heavens on how stupid they are and how they're not long for this club, that the club will never win, and it can't be fixed. The rest of us are scratching our heads and saying, "what the heck is going on."
Na, signing Milton to any deal would be suicide even by the "give them time" group. Harang or Arroyo would be a better example to use in this example. Both are good but I have my doubts that either woudl be worth 12 mil per year.
When I first read this I thought you meant give Milton an offer of like 3 yrs for 12 mil rather than him taking the option. Save money in the short run and some like LA might be more willing to try for Milton at 4 mil per for 2+ yrs rather than Milton at 9 mil. Looking at some of the contracts being handed out...
What would be everyone's opinion if the reds came to some agreement to save the money now with the idea of trying to get him to somewhere better suited for his ability (IE Oakland, LA, [insert other big ballpark teams here]).
Anyways I look forward to hearing thoughts. And I wonder what camp people see me in the scale