Re: Pitching is the name of the game
Madson lost the game of musical chairs. What if the Reds offered him a one year deal? That way he could reenter the free agent market next year. Walt might be able to convince Bob to open up the purse strings a bit if its only a one year deal.
I am not a fan of paying relievers big bucks but if his price drops to 3 years/$21M sign me up. The Reds would still have some cash for Luke Scott.
Offer him 1 year at $8M or 3 years at $21M. if the Reds truly are in a 'win now' mode then Bob needs to up the payroll just a bit. I think the fans would respond attendance wise.