I can't think of any position players they would have signed using the money they gave Broxton.
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Broxton and Marshall will be making $12.5 mil next year combined....
And then $15.5 mil combined in 2015
If you don't see the problems with this, then I don't know what to tell you
Is that too much money in relievers? Yes. But by all means keep piling on the hyperbole about how terrible it is and how all other teams in baseball are flawless compared to the totally inept/lazy/stupid Reds.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
You have $48 million tied up in a quickly aging 2B who has a lower OPS than our .220 hitting 3B.
$27 million guaranteed to two setup guys, one of which may never be the same with shoulder issues.
On a team that's not the Yankees, and has pretty much maxed out what they are going to spend for the next 3 years.
The team was built to win this year, and it's not happening. And the future of the team is looking more and more questionable as well.
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