Originally Posted by GoReds33
I know. I just think that's a better route than trying to sign somebody. To get even close to a franchise player in free agency would take 20 mil a year. That's rediculious money. I would love to see Johan Santana as a Red. I know he wouldn't come here via free agency, so we should atleast try to trade for him. his deal runs out in the next couple of years. The Twins defenitly won't be able to keep him. What's wrong with being optimistic.
He's a free agent at the end of the year, and would command more than 20 million a year in an extension. So, in addition to giving up a lot of young talent, we would have to partake in giving Santana a massive contract anyways to keep him. This is not the type of move the Reds can make, even though I would love to have Santana on the team.