the free agent season has begun and already we are seeing contracts bigger than i expected.
the quality of free agents this season is poor.
lots of teams have money and will spend it chasing decent but not great players.
My question is this: if the Reds can make some minor moves this winter ( say signing a 2B and a right handed platoon partner at 1B ) can they stay close to the Cards up to July?
I suspect some teams will be looking to dump salaries mid season once they fall out of the race. A lot of teams that spend money this winter won't have an money to spend mid season. Will the Reds be better off spending money now or by waiting?