Yes it did. But as long as we make the qualifying offer...we're covered. If he takes it, GREAT! If not, then we get the extra pick.
Blitz Dorsey (06-08-2013)
For the reds they would only control either player for 6 years before they are paying free agent prices.
Keep a "sure thing" and get his peak years or hope that Didi can contribute and learn and peak and then get too expensive to keep. Since they are in win now mode, I'm not sure this matters that much from their point of view. I could be convinced I'm mistaken.
"Even a bad day at the ballpark beats the snot out of most other good days. I'll take my scorecard and pencil and beer and hot dog and rage at the dips and cheer at the highs, but I'm not ever going to stop loving this game and this team and nobody will ever take that away from me." Roy Tucker October 2010
If the Houston Astros has #1 starter who was a FA to be, would you say he had little trade value becuase Houston was a last place team and the #1 starter therefore had little real value to them?
Of course not, he value would be based on his value to contenders.
Tom Servo (05-07-2013)
debating adding him to my fantasy team(to replace rollins)...stubbs as well to replace (bj upton)
Ah yes, another future HOFer thread.
They never get old.
"I can't take this homerism anymore." - 10xWSChamps, August 11, 2010. A Cardinals fan having a problem with all the homerism on Redszone. Classic.
"Man do I miss the days where were didn't need a calculator and an encyclopedia of baseball metrics to enjoy a baseball game ... - MikeS21" - 8/2/12 game thread
Is anyone going to mention that Didi never hit much in the minors, and his early surge is not sustainable? He's a fine prospect, ranked around bottom of top 100.
Those guys don't fetch you much more than a year of an all-star type of player. Cozart wasn't getting Choo. Everyone loved the Choo trade until Did had like 7 good at-bats, and watched Choo play in the OF. It was a win now move at a position of depth. Cozart in long run is an adequate starter with minimal upside. He's better than he's shown this year, but yes, he's a flawed player, just like he was last year.