Anyway, I really meant that the Lincecum deal can be viewed as an indication of the starters' market as a whole. I don't expect teams to actually be using Lincecum's deal as a starting point for offering a contract to Bronson.
I'm not sure how many suit left will be willing to pay more than a QO and giving up an early round draft pick.
If the Reds make a QO, I'm guessing Bronson will accept.
Lincecum is part of their brand identity campaign. It's marketing expense as much as anything.
Get your nunchucks and the keys to your dad's car. I know where we can get a gun