Re: Trade Value article
Consider Votto's monster contract in terms of output per dollar. Although I agree wholeheartedly that it was worth it to sign him for this much, I see how it might seem not worth it to trade for that sort of contract. Signing him costs money, but trading for him costs would most likely cost money and prospects - creating a smaller return than say trading for a not as good 1st baseman for a much much less expensive price.
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