Originally Posted by RedsManRick
If praying that Willy Taveras can provide you positive value in CF is your solution the OF, then why spend the extra money on acquiring a one year solution in Ramon Hernandez?
Seriously, if Tavares is the answer, what is the question? The Reds are well on their way to wasting the cheap years of Votto & Bruce, let alone EE. The Reds are fairly well set up to push hard through a 2-3 year window and we're taking baby steps (at best). The window will close before we even get within arms reach.
Please.....Votto, Bruce, Encarnacion and Phillips are the core of this club. The Reds will lock up the core to longterm deals. They already have done with Phillips. Hernandez, Rhodes and Taveras are complimentary players on this club. Two years from now they won't be here. There will be others in their place either through the farm system, free agency or trades.
I have never seen how one site over reacts to signing an average major league ballplayer at a two year deal that doesn't financially strap the franchise. Now if the Reds went out and signed Manny Ramirez to a four year deal for 100 million, I can understand the outrage.