Originally Posted by REDREAD
Unless EdE steps it up, I don't think anyone else will be willing to pay that salary. I predict the Reds will end up paying it. (If he plays well enough to earn it, they won't want to trade him).
Nah, one year at that salary will make him attractive, even if he has just a so-so year. I think the Reds are trying to get a cheap year out of him to bridge the gap to Frazier next year. They'll deal EE after the season -- or maybe even before the deadline if they're out of it or if they can use him to help add a piece for a stretch run (and feel they can get by with in-house options during that stretch run).
I think the only way he stays is if he has a monster season. We'll see.