Originally Posted by traderumor
I think you have to qualify this reasoning with "as the roster stands today." This is a piece of the puzzle being placed if the Reds are going to win in 2012.
Of course, every one wants certainty. Some teams get to buy into increased certainty, but still come up short more often than not. Other teams, like the Reds can only afford to have a few "sure things" and have to rely on question marks being gold rather than pyrite. A fan of the Reds type of org. is going to be a lot less frustrated if they accept that as a given rather than a choice the Reds ownership and management make for some unknown reason, or to simply line their pockets, or simply exhibiting incompetence.
And this is one of the reasons the sport has fallen in popularity.