Originally Posted by JayBruce32
The Braun deal was a stroke of genius. Something similar would end up being for Bruce as well. And to the poster who brought up Dunn's #'s at 21 being better and him not getting signed to a contract..... who's to say that was the right move? Do you realize the incompetence that was in this front office in 2001-2002 and Dunn's early career? They missed on 99.9% of other stuff during that time, that was one of the things; signing Dunn to a contract early that would have saved us big bucks for the #'s he put up. That argument doesn't hold water with me, (that b/c Dunn wasn't signed LTC as a 21 year old with good numbers, bruce shouldn't be signed either).
No what I am saying is that half the people in this town is trying to run him (Dunn) out of Cincinnati. All the man does is put up 40 100 100 100 and a .900 OPS. But a guy who has yet to prove anything at this time and hasn't even come close to duplicating the same #'s at the same age you want sign long term...? So we commit $50 million to a kid who still hasnr proved he can hit big leauge pitching consistantly yet? What happens if he just tanks? Then we have drove of people ***** we tied money up in a kid that we shoulda never. Like I said end of next year he puts up .280 30 120 and a .850 OPS hell yeah give him 8yrs and 60 or 70 million. But not now.