Re: The Reds are & will continue to be a farm team for the big market teams butů
Originally Posted by hebroncougar
Agree to a point..........but if Castellini is willing to bump the payroll up to lets say $80 million (not too far fetched imo), then you can afford some high priced players (Harang, Arroyo, and a couple of bats), especially with Milton and Griffey coming off the books in the next couple of years.
Or you can do this like Beane and avoid those contracts by trading them in for younger players who project to be just as good and sign them long term. Repeat process.
Spinning Mulder for Haren..get my drift?
Or we can bump pay roll and sign a bunch of free-agent carreer year wonders..and be right where we are at. They come here and suck. We are stuck eating a contract.
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