With the ridiculous money being spent on players that i would never dream get huge money (matthews Jr), , how in the world are the Reds going to intice any good player to come here that will make a difference?? NOWAY we can match What the Cubs are dangling for Schimidt and Zito dollars havent even come out yet??? I dont wnat to sound like the Reds have no chance to Win in 2007, but with what the Cubs, Astros and now the Cardinals are doing, those players on those teams have a excitement that their owners are showing they want to WIN Now!!.. Hard to see any Reds player excited about a Stanton or now Moheller!! while Bob has stated he wants to win now, i dont see them spending any money. I had hope when the raise in ticket prices came out, that maybe the Reds had a plan to show the baseball world they were serious and make a bid for some players or even try and get a Tejada or A-Rod, but now i have a chance, due to a passing in my family, to finally offord some type of season package, but now im waiting to see what Bob and company do too entice me to spend my dollars.. because if they do nothing and cry because fans dont come out, i will just save my dollars and get on a Bengal season ticket waiting list...im sorry but im tired of watching my favorite Cincinnati Reds team lose every year.. the fans helped build the park to entice bringing back a championship baseball to Cincinnati.. The Cardinals get a new park and their owners every year bring in players to keep them at the top of the division.. they in their 1st season in the new Bush Stadium WIN the world Series.. we are still waiting on a winning season!!!.. and so far i see us competing with the Pirates and Brewers to keep out of last place and that so disturbs me...!! i guess we shall see what happens before Friday.. cant see the new uniform being a inspiration to winning!!. bringing in the Right players to build on winning does that...i shook my head at the signing of Moheller 3rd catcher again..i was like why a ML deal??? i would have offered a minor leauge deal.. i dont know im just frustrated.. i want to see this team in the playoff hunt every year.. heck the Cubs are proving losing sucks and trying to do something about it.. signing Lou to manage which i wish BOB wuld have done here, Getting Sorianao, and trying to get Schmidt.. at least they are showing their fans losing sucks finally..lol.. i want the same here... but with the outrageous deals out there, why the heck did the Reds sign off on the new labor deal??? or any other small market team?? just sucks rigfht now... i was hoping for this off season for excitement and im seeing dispair... guess we shall see!!