Re: Just for fun: You be the GM...
Yes, please. Like Doug said you are going to be saving tons of money over the next five years. That money can go to extending Bailey and/or Latos. Or adding talent. And if Trout walks after five years you get a first-round draft choice. Also, you will have the 25 million a year that you will not be paying Joey Votto to add talent with. Finally, as much as I would like to believe that the Reds will field playoff-caliber teams ad perpetuam, they just might not. It might turn out to be a repeat of the Griffey situation where the team is using a large chunk of its payroll on one player without reasonable expectations of being in the postseason. Is a team such as the Reds really able to forecast more than five years down the road?
Zero chance the Reds miss the playoffs!