Originally Posted by redsfandan
If you have him for more than only 2 years sure. But, if he stays healthy, the Reds won't be able to afford his next contract.
At that point, they could theoretically trade Reyes for someone else to build around (ideally a catcher). What if Yonder Alonso becomes the type of player you build around? You'd need to deal either he or Joey Votto anyway, and Votto is going to potentially be too expensive in 2011 when he's getting a significant pay raise.