Originally Posted by kaldaniels
In all honesty, probably not.
I will say this. I admire your take in terms of the contract. No wishy washyness.
I think it was all gonna boil down to this...the Reds could sign him to that monster deal or let him walk. And I give the deal a 50/50 shot at working out for the Reds. But I was and am in favor of that choice (the extension) being made.
For such a big contract and with a small margin of error...I am suprised more on here haven't said they should have let him walk. Many have remarked the contract was too much, but few have said let him walk away.
I think Votto will be worth every bit of his 17 mil this year, 12 mil next, 14 mil after that...l where I start to question is the 25mil starting 2018.
I truly am baffled that clubs still go for the 10 year deals.