Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey
"Screw the draft pick."
I'm sure RedsZone would have a similar reaction if we just spent $14 million a year for a closer AND had to give up a first-round pick.
Not at all.
Point taken, the draft is important.
However, an impact player for 2-3 years (assuming Soriano is going to perform at that level) is much more valuable on average than a late first round draft pick (The Nats are drafting near the end). Apparently, money is not really an issue.
It's analogous to us asking whether it would be worth giving up our first round pick this year to add another Matt Latos for 3 years.. most would say yes, as long as the salary bump wasn't crippling.
Consider it cost the Reds 2 first round draft picks, plus two other guys to get Latos.
Yea, I know it's not a perfect analogy, Latos is probably more valuable than Sorianno, but the point is there..
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!