Originally Posted by fearofpopvol1
Barely the 7 digit range. I'd hardly call 1.15M for 2.5 WAR a bad deal. For comparison, Francisco and Janish together combined to put up 1.1 WAR on the year.
At any rate, I don't really disagree with what you've said, but rather, I don't see how the Reds acquiring Sutton in exchange for Keppinger was all that great. While I agree that Keppinger didn't have much of a place on the team, Sutton did absolutely nothing (unless you count being released as something) while Keppinger actually had a pretty solid season.
I know Sutton didn't do anything but I think that he was a good guy to target. He is a switch hitting infielder who is an on-base machine, at least in the minors. He plays all around the infield and started to play a little in the outfield. That is almost a perfect guy to have for the bench. Unfortunately he didn't do much in his brief stint.
He is probably better off with Boston anyways. Just because it was my favorite moves doesn't mean i think it was the best in terms of helping the reds. Personally, I was hoping Sutton and Rosales would have been on the bench last season but that's just me.