Originally Posted by Spitball
Defensively, Kendrick is a downgrade. Offensively, he has great potential. Monetarilry, he is very affordable at this point. Overall, he is a worthy gamble.
Izturis is a free agent after next year, but why would he necessarily be priced out of Cincinnati? Would he command greater than Phillips-type money?
Absolutely not but he would cost more than most would probably care to pay him due to his position. I'm guessing here but I'm sure if he did well after a full season he could get somewhere in the 5 million per for 3 years or more range. Not a whole lot but he'll be 30 and he's not "special enough" in any one area where many would want to pay him. He'll keep you well above replacement level in every aspect but he's not the type of guy who you'd want to commit a lot of money too.