Originally Posted by Red Leader
Obviously, it was brilliant for them not to trade Soriano at the deadline last year.
That decision alone probably set them back 3-5 years.
But if they weren't getting offered fair market value how would it have helped them to trade him?
Don't they now receive a draft pick after the first round for Soriano? And if so, isn't that potentially more valuable than receiving 30 cents on the dollar?
And for all those Bowden bashers that are sure to come out of the closet and bask in this glory, the nationals payroll is down 41% from last year and is at 37 million. Or almost half of what the Reds payroll is currently (depending on how you count Junior's salary). Not many ways to improve a team when your payroll is cut in half.