Re: Choo long-term? Might be a possibility...
Originally Posted by mth123
I think they will too, but it will take a ton of money to do it. I'd say that re-signing a couple of them takes priority over giving any money to Choo. If they can afford to sign two of them and keep Choo, I'm all for it. I don't see it unless they deal off another big contract. Phillips? Bruce? Who would you choose to jettison to keep Choo around?
Latos will hit free agency at his age 28 season He's a $100 Million deal waiting to happen. Cueto will be 29. That's another $100 Million plus. Bailey will be 28. Probably somewhere between Jackson at 4 for $52 Million and Sanchez at 5 for $80 Million. Chapman will be 29 when he gets there too. If he reaches his potential, he'll dwarf the deals all the others get. Hard to see the team having money for Choo when they have his replacement in hand and those potential deals staring them in the face.
I totally agree I highly doubt they'll be able to keep Choo, Cueto, Latos, and Bailey all around. Not everyone will be back. However, the Reds payroll this year is going to be $100 million, which I never thought I would see. Keep winning and keep bringing fans to the park, and who knows how high the payroll can go.
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