Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
The Reds flat-out can't afford David Price.
No disrespect, but the Reds might be able to afford him.. it kind of depends.
He made 4.35 million this year, and is eligible for arbitration. I think it's his first year of arb.. I guess it's a crapshoot what his salary will be, but if the Reds got him, they could trade Homer for some salary relief.
Going deep into the playoffs makes a team a lot of money.
That said, I kind of think it's a pipe dream to get Price.
Just one of Leake/Homer obviously is not going to get it done.
I'm also reluctant to trade Mez, Frasier or Cozart.
Maybe I'm nuts, but I would be hesitant to trade Stubbs as well (I really did not enjoy all those years of running out replacement level CFers)
I don't want to trade Billy Hamilton either.
Doesn't leave much to send to Tampa, does it?
I imagine some big spending team is going to empty out their farm for Price if he's available.