Originally Posted by drowg14
I guess it depends on the money from the new tv deal I keep hearing about. BP's contract will start too look less appealing 2016/2017. Plus those are the years that Votto's contract jumps to the 20's, per cots (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/co...s/?page_id=109
). So having to overpay for Bourn for those two years, on top of overpaying for BP those two years, with Votto's increase, plus having to resign all of our young talent between now and then, I don't really see it as a viable option unless our payroll skyrockets in between now and 2016.
I guess in my estimation that the Reds could be dominant over the next 3 years while the core is still young... So I am willing to have a Gold Glove CF the next 5 years worse case scenerio and batting 8th in 2016 & 2017 if need be to win the next 3 years...