Originally Posted by edabbs44
A free agent catcher last year who hit .284 with 19 HR and 57 RBI signed a 3 year, $16 million dollar contract for 2007.
A free agent pitcher last year who went 11-8 with a 4.48 ERA signed a 5 year, $55 million dollar contract.
The catcher was Bengie Molina, the pitcher was Gil Meche.
Pitching is way more overpriced than any other position and the Reds will never be heavily stocked in that department unless they draft a lot of it.
I agree totally, with the way the prices are for pitching IMO you must draft top flight pitching every year and when you trade you trade for good young pitching prospects every year. Pete said opening day his advice to Castellini was if you think youve got good pitching on your ballclub go get some more.