Re: Broxton to the DL; needs surgery. Cueto to the 60 day DL, Nick Christiani called
I'm just not seeing it as a massive overpay. Jonathan Papelbon getting 5 years, 50 million, that's a massive overpay. It's a deal I had real reservations about and it obviously hasn't worked out too great, but it's not a crippling blow either.
And your list is a little deceiving. Frasor and Peralta were good value pick-ups by their teams. But the lefties (Howell, Perez, Uehara) are irrelevant because for what the Reds wanted in Broxton, they weren't looking for lefties. Grilli had a lot of suitors and decided to stay put. Joakim Soria is still not recovered from his surgery and has appeared in just 14 games for Texas.
"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."