Re: Reds are at payroll budget
By the way, that puts the 25 man roster - what is normally considered "The Payroll" - at under $70M - not even at $69M by all calculations, even with the player asking prices on the Arbitration numbers from EE and Weathers.
I LOVE being lied to, repeatedly, by ownership.
"We are commited to winning"
"Our payroll will be in the mid $80s(millions)"
"a RH power LF-er is our #1 priority this off-season"
Good thing we have a $12M closer!
I might have to seriously consider boycotting this team.
Right now the Reds are the car wreck on the side of the road that you just can't look away, but even rolling at 1 MPH, eventually you won't be able to see it anymore...
Is that the Jaws of Life being operated by DUHsty Baker?!!? That's like throwing gasoline on a fire...
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