Originally Posted by Pacman Fever
"When the Reds decided to make that deal they knew they were keeping Joey, good or bad, for most of that time. They made him the core of the team for the next decade, and it's an almost irrevocable decision."
OK RedLegJake. That's what you said. Now, me believing that the franchise would be doing itself a majoy favor by allowing the future Yankee (Sock/Angel/Dodger) to leave now........what makes you believe that "Tt's an almost irrevocable decision"?
Now, putting his need to "Accept a trade" part of his balloon-sized contract aside. I mean sure, he would have to accept a trade, that is part of his deal. But, do you agree at this point that his contract is virtually unmovable? I often do feel this way, especially if we wanted any type of Top Prospects in return for him.
Let me ask you, we're approaching the Trade Deadline here. What do you think the Reds could net for Joey right now? Or, would we just kinda have to accept trash in return vs. eating a large portion of his contract??
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Partly irrevocable because of the money and years...partly because of fan reaction to a move, at least early in the deal's years. And no, I think the Reds would get a good prospect or two for Joey. Just not a kings ransom. Too much contract risk because of the length more than dollars. I don't think they would get several prospects though. In the end, the best move is not moving him at all, hoping they can negotiate some salary deferral in the later years, and finding appropriate players to keep around him.