Originally Posted by Vottomatic
$80M over 6 years is nothing to sneeze at when pitchers are blowing out their shoulder and arms on a pretty regular basis.
Especially when he isn't a free agent for awhile. Better to get it now while healthy, when anything can happen healthwise.
A regular basis? In the last two seasons the Reds have had one blown out elbow/shoulder and it is entirely possible that it was already damaged before the guy even became a Red.