Originally Posted by Billy Hamilton's Legs
My question is: what happens when a guy like Jesse Winker or Phillip Ervin come knocking on the door in a couple years? While the Reds payroll is increasing, it has a limit and you need young, cheap talent to survive. Also, how would people's opinions change if signing Choo prevents the Reds from signing two out of the three big arms long term?
I for one am super excited about winker and ervin and see that while Choos OBP is awesome, it is the pitching that is carrying this team. If we have to chose, I chose pitching. Or pitching and maybe trying to acquire a younger or cheaper right handed hitter at one of our positions of need.