The reason I posted this is because they are projecting a next season payroll of about $110 million for the 'Stros. Is Cincinnati really that pinched that they cannot up our payroll to $90-$100 million?
The outlook article about the Reds projected an '09 payroll with current committed contracts and arbitration, of $60 million. It would never happen, but they could trade for Suzuki to be our leadoff hitter ($18 million), sign Manny ($20 million), and sign Sabathia ($20 million) and we'd have this thing locked up!
Gee, I don't think we'd go unmentioned very often on ESPN if we signed those three!