Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
Except, they've got a LF right now OPS'ing 900 in 200 PA's. While that player is not Adam Dunn, nor would he produce consistently at Adam Dunn's level, that position has been producing at a similar level.
So really, the offense is not in much of a different situation than if it still had Dunn, but it would be even more strapped for cash and have even less financial flexibility than before.
Hence, I'm fine with it.
Well, I see your point. But I highly doubt Gomes puts up an OPS around .900 as an every day player. I very well could be wrong about that, but we'll see.
You KNOW going into a year Dunn is going to get you 40 home runs. With Gomes, it's a toss up. He could hit 25-30, or he could bat .200 and get cut as he did in Tampa.
But you're right to factor in the cash difference, it is significant. But the Reds never actually spend the cash on anything worthwhile, so I've tired of talking about money they can save.