Originally Posted by redsmetz
Does he have an expiration date tatooed on his butt? The guy is still only 28 - I think he's probably got a few more years in him.
So do I. I'm not worried about 2008-2010. But there's copious evidence that guys built like Dunn and with his skill set do not age gracefully on the other side of 30. I don't want the Reds to be on the hook financially for that in terms of what it would mean for our ability to compete. Better a year too early than a year too late. I'd happily go 3/45 with Dunn. I wouldn't want to go any longer than that.
When you consider the commitments we've already made with guys like Harang, Phillips, Arroyo, and Cordero, another big contract is probably the last big contract over the next 3 years.