I agree Harang is coming off the books and at the end of his deal so will Co-Co, but I believe and hope the Reds ink Bronson to say another 2-3 years at somewhere between 7-9 million per year. We MUST have some veteran leadership in a staff of very young pitchers. Bronson is a innings eater and more times then not keeps your team in the game.
Originally Posted by NeilHamburger
The Reds have roughly 37 million coming off the books in Harang, Arroyo and Cordero
Rolen will make roughly the same for the next 2 years
If they sign Bruce to about a 5-6 year deal for around 35-40 million, and backload the last 2 years to be around 8-9 million
If they sign Votto for around 5 years for about 60 million
They can probably re-up Cueto for about 4 years at about 25 million, backloaded
In this scenerio by the time in 3 years when Bruce and Votto become more expensive, that's when Phillips is gone, as he hits 32 in his final season.
Plus, I absolutly believe if the Reds continue to contend attendance will shoot up, especially next year. I could see an extra 10 or so million for players.
I absolutly believe that is a fairly realistic scenerio.