Originally Posted by Bip Roberts
1. Give less long term deals to players unless its buying out arbitration years. How many times have we regretted signings over the years.
2. Continue to try to find reclamation projects. Low risk high reward and best of all it doesnt cost much in terms of talent.
3. Continue with the marketing ploys and trying to expand the fan base. More fans = more money and more money = never a bad thing.
4. Lower Beer prices.
I agree with 3 & 4, but not on 1 & 2. Isn't the idea of having more money being able to sign better players or keep the good players you already have? With the way free agency is set up and with the way players are being paid, only long term contracts will attract the players that other wise wouldn't come to Cincinnati.
I really don't remember any long-term signings that the Reds have truly regretted... Milton sucked but he was only here for 3 years. I think the key is not overpaying for mediocre players or players that are passed their prime.