Originally Posted by flyer85
actually there is no other good Reds example of a player like Schramek in recent years. It was a case where Bowden had a limited budget, a top pick and the sandwich pick which meant somebody was going to get a lowball offer.
Have the Reds drafted guys for signability reasons? Sure but not with serious lowball offers.
If the Reds had put up an extra 250K they could have signed Markakis.
I think the Sowers situation was an embarrassment and a lowball offer when everyone knew he wasn't signing.