The Rally Onion wants 150 fans before Opening Day.
If they sign Votto long term, will they have enough to pay the electric bill for the stadium?
Looks like they're going to have to switch from 2 ply to single ply for the bathrooms next year.
"But I do know Joey's sister indirectly (or foster sister) and I have heard stories of Joey being into shopping, designer wear, fancy coffees, and pedicures."
In my opinion, the Reds should sign Votto to a back-loaded deal with some team options as soon as he is willing to sign a deal they think they can afford. Longoria's deal is a good place to start. Although it may be a little high for Votto, the idea is good. Small market teams have to identify some players they don't mind paying if they are going to be contenders.
The longer they wait, the less risk they are removing from Votto's shoulders, so the price will go up. If they want to wait until mid-season this year to feel better about the mental aspect, that is fine.
Win some, lose some, some get rained out.
The Longoria deal is pretty extreme, nobody who's had 2 years of success already would sign that, I don't think. You might want to look at Pedroia's deal, probably a more realistic starting point, 6 years, $40.5M, team option for a 7th at $11M with a $500K buyout. First year after signing at $1.5m, last year before the option at $10M.
"Reality tells us there are no guarantees. Except that some day Jon Lester will be on that list of 100-game winners." - Peter Gammons