Re: International Signing Period
We've been so aggressive in recent years with international free agents (Juan Duran, Yorman Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman, etc) that I really don't mind if we "take a year off" from throwing big money at someone. If there is someone they really love, by all means I want them to go after that player or players. However, this Reds brain trust has proven they know what they are doing in the international market (therefore I trust the brains of the brain trust). It's actually a breath of fresh air compared to the dark years when Bowden and the rest of the organization had no clue what they were doing in terms of scouting and signing international players.