Because......just for kicks, say the Reds contend this year......(play along)
It will be the "little things" and the "intangibles" etc... that will ultimately separate a second place team from a first place team and a playoff team from a world series team. If I can only pay a select few big $$$, one of them is not going to be (regardless of his numbers) a one dimensional guy who rates at the very bottom in important intangible areas.
Another example, probably wouldn't pay Manny Ramirez either. I'd love Manny on the team but not if I can only pay 2 or 3 guys like superstars.
I'd keep the Donkey if it were possible to pay him Jiminez/Freel money but I'm sure that is not possible.
Originally Posted by TRF
If there are only a select few, why not pay that money to the guy that produced the ninth most runs in baseball last year?