Yes, that is what I'm saying. The money used to resign Wilson (at a premium) would have been much better spent on legitimately upgrading the starting pitching and/or signing Dunn to an extension. Hell, even if they couldn't have made a trade for a good pitcher or signed a Clement/Perez/Pavano/etc., I'd prefer the money be spent on our draft budget, hiring minor league instructors from an organization with a track record for developing pitching, or premium scouts. Instead, the Reds select the status quo: keeping Paul Wilson as our 'ace'. Joy.
Originally Posted by LvJ
Are you saying we shouldn't have signed Wilson at all? Now, if we could sign a guy like Clement if we didn't sign Wilson at all, then I would agree. My point was, signing Wilson for .. what? 2 Million cheaper? 2.5 Cheaper? That isn't going to affect signing anyone important, atleast not in my opinion. I'm sure if a top of the line guy said I want 2.5 more, they would go for it. But again, it comes back to should he have signed Wilson at all? Could we compete with the big teams for a better option?