Werth's deal could help with recruiting going forward. Boras said he heard from other clients via phone or e-mail after Werth's contract was done.
"When Jayson signed, the first thing they all asked me: 'Oh, so Washington's stepping up? They're taking those steps? They're looking to win now?' All those things. In the player community, when you gain that kind of street credit, you have taken a huge step, as far as what players will look at your organization and how they'll look at it differently."
Besides the Reds signing Jayson Werth, (which is the misconception I think many of you here will zero in on - NOT THE CASE), I would like the Reds to do something, something that says...
"Oh, so Cincinnati's stepping up? They're taking those steps? They're looking to win now?"
Whether it be Trading for Grienke or Reyes, or Swapping Cordero for Nick Swisher, or Acquiring Matt Garza from the Rays for Yonder Alonso...
I wish the Reds would not be standing pat... The Time to Win is now.