Originally Posted by RedsManRick
We all want a contender. The question is how you get there. Adding 2 wins to a .500 team isn't contending. And when doing so subtracts production from your team in the future, you're just making it that much harder to contend down the road.
A lot of things make contention down the road very, very difficult for a team with a $70 million payroll. There's nothing linear about sustained contention for a small market club. And while I'd love to be the Rays, that philosophy's not going to become the Reds' any time soon.