Originally Posted by westofyou
That's a micro look at it, it factors into the "Can they really win it" part of why should I sign with the Cincinnati Reds.
And currently the answer is No, they don't have the resources.
Then neither do the Blue Jays or Indians, reported to be the two teams leading the Clement chase at the moment.
The Red Sox, Yankees, Cardinals and Dodgers can't sign everyone.
Originally Posted by guernsey
But there is going to be payroll increase, which means there could still be $9M available for a pitcher (although I think that figure was high by a couple million). And another could come through trade.
You draw a pretty picture, but we've got no concrete proof it's more than that. I hope you're right. Though if the $9M was a tad high, then how do the Reds afford Wilson, a free agent AND a guy acquired through trade? Seems to me either they have a lot more than that $9M or that's a pipe dream.