Originally Posted by membengal
4 million here---Weathers
2 million there---Taveras
Another 2 million over there---Hairston
Another several million in across the way---Rhodes
Man, it sure adds up quickly, doesn't it? Before you know it, you can't afford a difference-making bat in a market where difference making bats are ripe for the taking with a reasonable contract.
Yeah, but on the flip side, the Reds desperately needed 3 relievers, and a catcher. One can make a reasonable argument that Taveras and Hairston weren't needed, but if you subtract Hernandez and the 3 relievers from this squad (roughly 10 or 11 million) and add Dye, the team is still going to be a mess. Not only that, you have to cross your fingers that Dickerson can play every game in CF. You also are stuck with Keppinger at SS. Still a very bad team.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!