Originally Posted by jojo
Between the lines its not really even close. Willy has been that bad offensively.
This year, maybe.
But Bradley has two more years and costs $20M more, and most likely the Cubs will see zero production out of it. The Reds only have one more year of Taveras, and the costs $4M.
Basically it's $30M for around $5 of production vs. $6M for -$1 of production, assuming that Taveras does not play or provides replacement value production next year.
That adds up to -$25M for the Cubs vs. -$7M for the Reds.
You can also figure in that in order to get rid of Bradley, the Cubs probably need to throw in around $17-8M, so that would cut their cost down to around $22M, while the Reds would have to throw in around $3M to get rid of Taveras, so their cost would be around $6M then.
Either way, the Cubs got the worse deal overall by over a 3 to 1 ratio. And that's saying something.