Re: Krivsky Interview on 1530 HOMER
Originally Posted by dougdirt
You mean like paying Mike Lamb 3.5 million to hit .177/.212/.258?
Or like paying Adam Everett 2.8 million to hit .185/.214/.222?
Maybe like Michael Cuddyer 6 million to hit .278/.278/.278 and come off of the bench as a defensive replacement since the first week of April?
Maybe Nick Punto making 2.4 million for his last two craptastic seasons?
Lets not pretend like the Reds are the only team with bad players making some money to suck. It goes on with every team in baseball, it just gets magnified here because we follow the Reds.
That is absolutely 100% correct. Every team has these contracts and some are even worse than Krivs. In fact payroll flexibility going forward after this year is a big reason I am so high on the future of the Reds. I am not so sure that Arroyo's contract is going to look bad in 3 months but I agree right now it looks horrible. Otherwise I think Krivs deserves a lot of credit for building an organization that appears on paper to be 1-2 years away from being really really good.
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