Originally Posted by BLEEDS
That was my exact roster - save Cueto (TBD), Salmon (had Maj), McBeth (had Coffey in there) and Lopez (had Stanton in there). But the numbers come out fairly the same.
Yours: about $58.725M
Mine: about $61.725M
You just saved the Reds about $11M from last years' payroll. Congrats!! Mght as well spend that on a 1-2YR deal for a SP and REALLY compete.
Not only do the Reds need to dump salary, they need to take on more salary. If they get rid of Griffey, and save 12 million, that's fine. Then you have to spend that 12 million, plus some. You won't get much for 12 million a year, but if you are going to spend 16 you can get yourself a franchise player. My guess would be in a trade. Maybe we could get Santana. I have no clue what they would want for him though.