Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_
Brandon stays put.
Homer signs a 3 year extension.
Latos signs a 4 year extension.
Choo signs a 3 year contract surprisingly lower than expected.
Bob significantly ups payroll. (those are all with the Reds btw)
That would certainly turn the media's conventional wisdom on its ear. One thing that may affect the entire free agent market is teams reluctant to part with a first round pick.
If Choo's market is soft and other QO free agents aren't getting offers, then players might decide to take the money from their current clubs, particularly if they're in a good situation. A lucrative known might trump an increasingly risky unknown.