Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
That may (or perhaps even may not be) the case in reality, however it shouldn't be. I think we as fans need to go back to ignoring salaries to some extent, only Bob and company should be concerned about what we spend.
Why should "we fans" ignore reality? If you want to stick your head in the sand, fine, go for it but I choose to live in the real world. To a large extent money determines who gets what in MLB. The Reds are drawing about 10K a game these days. That's not a team that can commit itself to a $25mill deal. The only way this works is if a big contract like Arroyo or Harang goes back to the Tigers