Originally Posted by BigKlu
Now this is not always a bad thing. Some times it's just good cost management. If say you are letting a middle reliever go in favor of a cheeper alternative who probably is almost as good as the one let go.
The problem has been when the team over pays for vets who have a career year. Like JHJ from last year. That was a classic case of once his contract expired, they should have just let him walk away, or at the very worst signed him for a very cheap one year contract.
Give multi year contracts to core players, not role players.
Yep, the Reds should go the marlins route more than the "we have holes we must fill them!!!!!!"
Instead you just use your minors, and pick up guys off minor league deals and go with what you got. Pick people off the scrap heap like we did with JHJ, and then go for the next guy. The Reds instead take the freels, JHJ, and lincolns and resign them for some reason.