Originally Posted by M2
BTW, I'm fine with going after lesser names (for instance, I still think Will Venable could be a steal for the Reds), but the production needs to materialize. If the Reds go after a long shot and he fails, it's going to hit the team right in the W-L record.
Not the end of the world if they don't win next year. If right now there's no payflex, then I think you roll the dice on lesser talents. If you're on top in July, great. If not, you start to clear some of the dross from the roster, maybe get back some talent, and look to add some big pieces next winter.