Originally Posted by Redsnake
I say you do the following:
Trade Yonder (and a few others) now and make this team better (now) by adding elite or close to it player(s).
Votto is here for a at least 3 years. In 3 years time the Reds can draft a few other 1B options. If one doesn't develope then sign a veteran who can still drive in 100RBI and hit 30 HR. There out there in this free agent market. I'm sure in 2014 there will be options.
According to one poster on here in another thread "Trade idea with the Nats", Alonso is only worth middle infielder Ian Desmond, straight up...
I agree with you, Trade Alonso now in a package of players for an ACE Starter to stabalize the rotation and roll the dice on the next 3 years with Votto on the team...
The next 3 years the Reds have the opportunity to win so the Front Office must act now to win...
Sign Crawford, Sign Lee and even if the payroll goes to 100 Million. Then thats what you spend. The Time is now.
Not rebuilding anymore.