Originally Posted by RedsManRick
Adding 2 wins to a .500 team isn't contending.
I agree wholeheartedly with this. But you're admitting this is a .500 team which is also something i agree with. I was merely opining on the hypothetical of the Reds being closer than they are where a guy like Lee could put them over the edge. Lee is a guy you get if you're pretty sure you're going to get to the playoffs. His value in the playoffs is tough to underestimate. But he's not a guy you get when you're a borderline contender hoping he'll just get you in.