Re: Reds sign Wilson
I don't mind seeing Wilson back at all. I don't think $3+ million a year is that much to pay him. I don't think signing one player to a contract like his automatically precludes the Reds from trying to sign another pitcher. (But then again, I never thought the Reds would sign a top FA pitcher this year anyway.)
So many times it's said on here that cheap, good FA pitchers can be had. (Such as the example of the Cardinals' rotation this past year.) Based on the last couple Reds' seasons, it's either 1. not very true, or 2. the Reds don't know how to find said pitchers. I suspect the latter. Maybe that will change for the Reds, but I'm not really counting on it. And half the time I think the examples of cheap, good FA pitchers come after the fact. Who knew before last season that Carpenter would win 15 games?