Originally Posted by Unassisted
Fay says the Reds are "at payroll." If you believe that and the sentence below from the article, that means they'd have to give back someone making ~$5M+ to make the deal work.
I'm not sure there isn't any room to maneuver, but I can see WJ (and BC) taking it slow for two reasons - 1) waiting to see if they can progress on the Votto and/or Cueto extensions so they'll have a better idea of where their payroll situation and 2) letting the market settle out so they can see who's left on the market and which teams still have needs after the monster deals are done.
I would haved loved to see the Reds make a deal this past week, but honestly I would have been shocked if they had.
I've got a feeling that we will have a decent idea in the next two or three weeks about whether or not there will be deals with either Joey or Jonny. I think any deals, if they happen, will probably be after the first of the year between the second week of January and the second week of February.