Re: Anti Milton
my summation of the Milton signing
Did the Reds overpay? Probably so.
Did the othe FA starters get overpaid? Probably so.
Will Milton earn his $8M+ salary in 2005? Probably not.
WIll Milton improve the staff over 2004? Probably so.
Could the Reds have found a better way to spend it in 05? Probably not.
The only thing that bothers about the Milton deal is the out years in 06-07. If this doesn't work and attendance drops they could up trading away their young stars(Dunn adn Kearns I believe) because they don't want to pay them. That's what scares me about the Milton contract. I hope he pitches well in 05 and the Reds are competetive and that they can still afford to pay their young guys. I think 5 years from now baseball will be talking about how good Dunn and Kearns have been, I hope they are still Reds so we can get maximum enjoyment from that.