Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
I don't think the Reds are in the conversation to pay 20+ million for one player and that is what Santana is going to be getting. As for Haren, I would say he is looking at 15+ million easy once his contract is up given the market so long as he stays healthy.
I didn't think the Reds would spend 10 mill/year for a closer but Bob did. You just never know I'd say. I just don't understand how a guy who comps to Larry Walker gets placed in an Al Gore style lockbox (no political view here...just referring to SNL skit...don't press the panic button anyone) and isn't allowed to come out in trade discussions revolving around arguably 3 of the top 15 pitchers in the majors.