Originally Posted by mth123
So you feel better knowing the team sold its top pitching prospect for $4 Million? That's the kind of pocket change that this GM spends on the Hairstons and Lincolns of the world. Its also exactly the amount that our beloved speedy CF will make in 2010. I'd say keep Stewart, take the dollar hit for now and make it up by dealing off some of this pricey chaff.
Using your logic, the Reds had to include Stewart to add $4 Million to the coffers. Maybe they need it because the worst player in baseball is signed for next year for precisely that amount. As I implied at the time, the signing of Willy is the root of all evil and you've just established a case where it cost this team its top pitching prospect to compensate.
This doesn't help Walt's scorecard IMO.
Agree. Let's also not forget what they had invested in Stewart, which was time and his signing bonus (500K+).
Maybe they can get $5M for Alonso in 2010 to help pay for part of the $36-million dollar 3-headed monster of Harang, Arroyo, and Cordero.
Pretty much a bad deal all the way around, but I understand some need time to fully evaluate it. I don't.
But for those people, someone need to remember to bump this thread a year from now (8-1-10) and see how everyone feels then.