Originally Posted by Red in Atl
Hells yeah. He could end up getting 2000 hits in 9 seasons. Incredible player all around.
Bench: Kepp, Castillo, Hairston, Valentin, Hopper
Sign CC and our rotation is set
Bullpen: Cordero, Burton, Massett, Bray, Affeltd, Roenicke, Weathers
Would the 30 million saved on Griffey and Dunn get us CC and Ichiro? Probably not, but damn close. I would love that team.
I have to admit. I do agree that if the Reds continued to perform like they have in finishing this season, and they added Ichiro and Sabathia........I think this team would definitely make the playoffs next year and GABP would probably average close to 30,000 per game. If Harang returned to his ace form, then factor in Sabathia being an ace, then Volquez and Cueto's continued improvement with Arroyo's.......they'd have one of the best staff's in mlb.
Would ownership even consider this? I doubt it. But the payroll flexibility makes it fun to think about.