Re: If Dunn isn't signed long term, Jay Bruce needs a long term extension
I'm not TOTALLY against it at all JB32, I just think our FO isn't smart enough to think in those terms, plus they are "trying to win now" (ALLEGEDLY) so locking up a guy who's going to make league minimum for the next 3 years, and then 3 years of Arbitration probably isn't in their gameplan.
They'll probably throw that money at some fly-ball tendency middle reliever instead.
Personally, I think this "WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY" is the time to take advantage of the cheap young guys on our roster to complement our pricey veteran SP's. I don't think increasing the payroll - for players who will be here cheaper regardless - is in our best interest. Use it to ADD more good quality players to our roster.
I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008
Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009