Originally Posted by Brutus the Pimp
My question would be this:
Do you feel there's any chance of spending the remaining money (be it $3 million or what have you) on anyone left out there that isn't a question mark? With that amount, my instinct is to say anyone Cincinnati signs/trades for is likely not going to be a sure thing.
Seems Webb could have brought by far the most potential, and $3 million is a low risk and awfully high reward.
There are performance questions and there are health questions. No guarantees to a pitcher with a bad shoulder.
I think the after Christmas bargain season is about to begin. Once Pavano, Beltre and Soriano sign, the prices will fall. $3 or $4 Million might get Johnny Damon. Surely it could get Fred Lewis plus something else. Dump a Burton and a Gomes in a deal and the team could take a $6 Million guy back. Save it for the deadline when $3 Million pays for a $9 Million talent. All better than frittering it away on a bad shoulder.