Originally Posted by GoReds33
I have no problem with putting money into development, but eight million dollars is too much for a small market team to spend on a player who may never see a MLB field. That's all I'm saying. I have no problem with spending 2 million on Duran. Duran is a great prospect. What I'm saying is that for a team that doesn't sell out many games, and doesn't have the market of Chicago or New York, we need to spend like it. The Yankees can take risks like this because they have eight million to spend, but I don't want that money being spent on a player that isn't already proven.
This is classic small-market thinking.
Has Bud Selig condemned the Reds to an eternity of small-market economics? I must have missed that memo.
Think like a small-market club and I'll guarantee you that that's all you'll ever be.
(i.e. loser mentality)