Originally Posted by JayBruce4HOF
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)
I also strongly disagree with that sentiment, but I'm not sure about sinking $8MM into a first baseman who should be somewhat close to the majors when you already have a young first baseman doing quite well in his rookie season.
$8MM would be better suited being spent on a guy who might help strengthen a deficiency in the organization. Drafting Porcello last season would have been a great example.