Re: Who should we target?
If the Reds could afford it, would you guys be for giving Manny 3 years at 60+ million? The Dodgers have offered him 2 @ 45 and it might take 3 @ 70 for someone to get him.
I know he has all of that baggage and I have never really liked the guy, but he's one of the best hitters of all time and still one of the best in the game. If the Reds signed him and got another player or two via trades, I would have to think they would be World Series contenders or playoff locks at the least. Is that worth 70 million to the Reds? You would think he would sale a lot of tickets as well.
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