I don't see the Reds being significantly better with Eric Milton on the team. So yes, I put the money back in my pocket and save it for a player who'll actually make a difference (note: having 9M to play with a couple seasons ago would have meant landing Scott Rolen in trade).Originally Posted by Ryan the Reds Fan
The contract Milton signed- and particularly the signing bonus- reeks of a desperate attempt to establish credibility. Yet, I'd consider the Reds to be more credible if they'd put the checkbook away and done nothing OR signed a better player regardless of the dollar value of the contract.
And if Perez or Miller or Clement said "no" to the Reds, you find out what would make them say "yes". If you can justify the Milton contract, then you've just identified Matt Clement as a player who's worth geometrically more money to you so you pay it. But if what you need isn't available, buying what you don't need at the same price isn't exactly the smartest thing to do.
In any case, what you just paid Eric Milton just set a standard for what mediocrity is worth to the Reds. Joy.
Dumping Lidle and moving Todd Jones at the deadline. I also supported the Reitsma trade. So you'll have to excuse me for disrupting that picture you're attempting to paint showing me hating on everything Dan O'Brien does or says just for the heck of it.And just one more question steel, what was the last move the reds made that you liked? Any of you that are against this move, I pose that question to.
<Edit: I also liked the signing of Jimenez this offseason and the Mercker acquisition should be a small help>
He gets props from me when he does something truly significant for the franchise. No sooner.