Originally Posted by PuffyPig
But when you look at how much that production cost them, it's far from clear.
It all depends on how you chose to look at it.
Extreme example.. the Reds trade for David Wright today for Logan O.
He wins the MVP in 2013.
Reds sign him longterm to a 10 year 300 million dollar contract.
He becomes ineffective the rest of his career.
Seems like a good trade, but the extension backfired.
The Reds gave Masset a two year contract last offseason for 5 or 6 million.. There's a good chance they will get zero production from that contract.. but that doesn't negate the fact that Jr for Masset was a pretty good trade.
Heck, the Reds paid a roughly 3 - 3.2 million to Bray his entire career, to get spotty production..
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!