Originally Posted by redsfever09
You might be right or maybe not.I like swisher but I just don't think he makes or breaks this team.If they are going to do well this year it will be because of pitching.I don't mind if they try to improve the offense but just not with a guy that is owed a ton of money for for the next few years.This year the $$$$ owed to Swish isn't too bad but it gets out of hand in 2010,11 and 12.More then anything I just can't see anything happening here because of that.
A ton of money compared to younger players, but not bad compared to quite a few players. 2010 is still only 6.75 mill and might not be bad if he can produce like he has showed he can. You can't always improve the team with younger players. Sometimes you have to pay for some talent. I know this is something that seems to elude the Reds' FO sometimes, but its a fact of baseball.
BTW, no good team should have a player that "makes or breaks it", imo. The team should be an accumulation of talent and have some options. If it has a "makes or breaks it" player, how can the team deal with injury or a bad slump(s)? The answer is that consistent, good teams have enough talent to ride out those misfortunes.
Swisher could be a part
of that talent pool.