Originally Posted by TheNext44
Assume that it will take a 5 year 100M contract to get Holliday to sign with the Reds. Maybe a little less, maybe a little more, but that's about what I am guessing it would take with Boras as his agent.
If the Reds trade Harang and Cordero, they will save $39.5M over the next two years. That almost covers Holliday's salary over the next two years. This would give the Reds two years to build a roster that could afford Holliday for the next three years, or possibly trade him after two years.
I think both Cordero and Harang can be traded without the Reds adding any cash, if no significant talent comes over to the Reds in the deals.
No, but I would like Jocketty to trade them for some other pieces that would make a difference to the Reds money and talent wise. I am just biased against 5 year or long term contracts because of factors that can hurt the small market or less financially capable teams.
I want him to restructure his player talent resources and finances, meaning contractual obligations to bring back talent that can make serious contributions and have a long term positive effect with reduced risk for that financially strapped team.