Re: Carmona signs 7 year deal
Its what was supposedly his strong suit in Minny... I've been impressed with his contract skills so far.
Lots of folks rail on him for the Stanton/Castro/Cormier (and to a lesser extent Freel) contracts.. but raelly they are/were very marginal, especially since Cast has shown a willingness to eat contracts and move on if necessary(see Stanton/Cormier/Jerry Narron).
I hear posters bemoan that the Reds or small market teams cannot afford to hand out these types of contracts, but I'm really not worried about money being an issue anymore. The Reds have upped payroll. Shelled out record market dollars for a closer. Locked up key components to our roster(withstanding Dunn, but I have my fingers crossed) without hesitation. I really believe our days as a cheapskate club are behind us. We may not ever break the bank, but I dont think we're playing the "small market" card anymore, and I don't think money is something to quibble about anymore on whats "wasted" around here.
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-Hunter S. Thompson