Re: Ludwick out until at least mid-August
Originally Posted by dougdirt
Is he wrong though? I am not sure he is. Perhaps finances will drastically change by then, but a guy from 35-40 making $25M a year sounds like something that you will struggle to make your value back on. Why focus on what team he roots for instead of what he actually said?
I could join a Cardinals board right now and start talking about how Holliday is owed $17 million a year through 2017 and his production had already started slipping, but I wouldn't do that. Why? Because I'm not a jerk who joins the forum of their rival team and tries to act superior about my team.
I don't have a problem with somebody suggesting the Votto contract could be a hinderance, but I don't much care for the way SpiritofStLouis said it and he has previously shown he doesn't have the strongest of filters.
And I have no problem admitting I am a firm believer in the mantra "I can make fun of/criticize/whatever my own team/family/friends, but if somebody else does, I'm defending them with my life." Sign me up for 30 more years of Votto!
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."