Originally Posted by REDREAD
I see your point. People are going to complain.
IMO, all those were good signings. Good value.
We can say a team like the Reds does not need a 12 million dollar closer. That's a good point. But has Cordero earned his money so far? Yes, he has.
Sure, I'd rather pick up another Jeff Shaw off the scrap heap for less money who is just as effective, but you can't plan on being 100% successful there.
IMO, worrying about a Lincoln contract is missing the entire point. When you sign relievers to 2 million/year deals, it's a crapshoot. You'll get some Rhodes and Weathers that earn their money. You will get some guys like Lincoln that do not earn their money DESPITE looking like a good sign at the time. I don't remember anyone complaining on the thread when Lincoln was given his contract. Pitchers get hurt sometimes. It's part of the risk of building your team around pitching. Now signing a guy like Stanton or Milton that appears to be a horrible risk at the time is different all together.
Correct. But it's almost getting to the point where we have to act like the Pirates and trade every expensive player in order to make ends meet. Granted we're not doing it all at once like they do but it's pretty much the same thing.