Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Why would the Rays trade David Price if they're getting very little salary relief? And Price will be eligible for his 2nd year of arbitration, and I'd be shocked if he didn't get at least $5MM next year.
Solid points.. I do think the trade is a pipe dream, because another team will ante up more prospects/rookies than the Reds will.
I guess I was just speaking hypothetically.. Maybe Homer doesn't go to the Rays, but he could easily be traded to another club for prospects.
If for some reason, the Reds were able to put together a package of prospects for Price, they could probably fit him into the budget, at least for 2-3 years. That was the only point I was trying to make.
Sure, the core team is getting more expensive, but after 2013, Masset and Arroyo are likely gone..
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
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