Enquirer on Reds Budget
John Fay notes that our Reds have all of the Sean Casey money still left to spend, since the Morris deal never went through....
The point here isn't that the Reds should throw money at any starter with a healthy arm.
But if the Chicago White Sox are serious about dealing Jose Contreras, his $8.5 million salary shouldn't prevent the Reds from trying to land him.
After all, that's what Morris turned down.
I always worry about Contreras. He has been very inconsistent. On the other hand, if he has turned the corner, then he'd be exactly what we need.
Word is new ownership wants to put its stamp on the club quickly, so payroll, roster and front-office changes could be coming.
Update. Redleg Nation has this thought, with which I very much agree.
I just see no real way this team puts a competitive rotation on the field this year, without eating a large amount of contract money (i.e. Milton). Without dramatic improvement over last year’s rotation, I don’t see how this team can even finish above .500.