Originally Posted by edabbs44
The Reds don't allocate a ton of money to the draft.
The Reds don't allocate a ton of money to the intl FA market.
The Reds don't get involved in the mid to high FA market.
Wow...this is friggin scary.
The Reds spend money in the draft.... they may not spend with the Yankees and the Red Sox, but they spend with a lot of other teams.....
As for the international FA market.... I don't know if you mean 16 and 17 year old kids, or Japanese pro's.... but plenty of young international guys signed for cheap, its all about finding the right guys and teaching them the right things.