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  • Aaron Harang ($12,500,000)

    37 48.68%
  • Francisco Cordero ($12,125,000)

    13 17.11%
  • Bronson Arroyo ($11,625,000)

    0 0%
  • Scott Rolen ($7,666,666)

    0 0%
  • Brandon Phillips ($6,937,500)

    0 0%
  • Ramón Hernández ($3,868,376)

    0 0%
  • Mike Lincoln ($2,500,000)

    25 32.89%
  • Orlando Cabrera ($2,020,000)

    0 0%
  • Nick Masset ($1,035,000)

    1 1.32%
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Thread: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

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    Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Who is the most overpayed player on the Reds this season?

    Here is the Reds current payroll for reference:

    Aaron Harang - $12,500,000
    Francisco Cordero - $12,125,000
    Bronson Arroyo - $11,625,000
    Scott Rolen - $7,666,666
    Brandon Phillips - $6,937,500
    Ramon Hernandez - $3,868,376
    Mike Lincoln - $2,500,000
    Orlando Cabrera - $2,020,000
    Arthur Rhodes - $2,000,000
    Nick Masset - $1,035,000
    Jonny Gomes - $800,000
    Joey Votto - $525,000
    Johnny Cueto - $445,000
    Micah Owings - $440,000
    Jay Bruce - $440,000
    Ryan Hanigan - $415,000
    Danny Herrera - $412,500
    Drew Stubbs - $400,000

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/teams/salaries?team=cin

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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Mike Lincoln, while Harang is not what he used to be he is still a solid starter.
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Lincoln what a weight that is.

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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Lincoln should consider retiring.
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Without a doubt Lincoln. At least the other high priced guys like Harang have some value.

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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Anybody voting for Harang mind posting your reasoning of him instead of Lincoln, I just don't see it.
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Sorry, but it's easily Duhsty Baker.

    He makes six times what any of our last 3 Managers made, and he's barely better than any of those three.

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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Scott Rolen.


    JK, Easily Mike Lincoln. Atleast Harang has looked halfway decent in a few outings this season. Kind of suprised he is ahead 5 votes on Lincoln
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Lincoln is by far the winner but don't forget were paying Cordero alot of money also. Harang is making alot of money but you have to remember we gave him that contract when he as pitching very very well. I don't think the reds ever could of imagined he would have done so poorly the last 2 years.

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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Lincoln was pretty good once upon a time, but he's had some bad injuries. Is his contract part of a long-term deal?
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by redhat View Post
    Lincoln was pretty good once upon a time, but he's had some bad injuries. Is his contract part of a long-term deal?
    This is the last year of a two year deal
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    2.5 million is pretty much the going rate for a halfway decent righthander. At least you'll be out from under that contract next season.
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    Quote Originally Posted by redhat View Post
    2.5 million is pretty much the going rate for a halfway decent righthander. At least you'll be out from under that contract next season.
    If you cant develop them from withing and replace as needed once they get too expensive. Heck even during the Jimbo era he could figure out how to bring in good bullpen arms for the cheap so it can be done.
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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    I think a way to free up money even in the winning stages but would make us tons better in the future would be to trade Brandon Phillips out to the Dodgers for George Sherril, James McDonald, and Blake Dewitt. Then u put Blake Dewitt and Chris Valaika at 2nd base while shoring up the bullpen and gettin rid of Mike Lincoln and Carlos Fisher or Nick Masset

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    Re: Most Overpaid Player on the Reds

    I agree stinin' linkin is bad but harang makes a heck of a lot more, 5Xs as much and he is pretty bad himself! You could have 5 stinkin linkins for one horrible harang!

    Harang the horrible should be his new nickname!



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