One Last Thing On Votto

Dave · November 4, 2011 at 11:29 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Why teams pay for wins on a linear scale. We’ll have a Votto-free plan up on Monday, so if you’re in “the Reds will never trade him” camp, sit tight until then.

If you want to keep crowing about how stupid I am, well, at least read the link first, okay?


57 Responses to “One Last Thing On Votto”

  1. Westside guy on November 7th, 2011 11:01 pm

    In more important headlines, why are we not connected at all to Yoenis Cespedes?

    His name sounds like something you’d need antibiotics for!

  2. The_Waco_Kid on November 7th, 2011 11:42 pm

    Dave, we are eagerly awaiting Part 2!

  3. Ibuprofen on November 8th, 2011 12:01 am

    In more important headlines, why are we not connected at all to Yoenis Cespedes?

    I’m starting to think that we are connected to him, but in the typical GMZ way of holding the cards close to the vest before going to town.

  4. Gibbo on November 8th, 2011 1:33 am

    Re Cespedes, I think I would rather commit 35M over 4 years than any other free agent and he doesnt have the posting fee like a Yu Darvish. I don’t know enough about him to substantiate those numbers but from what I have read it is going to cost around $30M and it could easily go up.

  5. Chris_From_Bothell on November 8th, 2011 9:09 am

    In more important headlines, why are we not connected at all to Yoenis Cespedes?

    If the Mariners do get him, let’s hope they have a bit more luck with him than the last time they took a flyer on a Cuban defector who was supposed to be amazing.

  6. greentunic on November 8th, 2011 3:31 pm


    You’re missing a huge piece of information in saying that top prospects are worth more than superstars when you reference trades to prove your point: The superstars are being payed many times more in salary than the prospects.

    Felix would be worth WAY more than Harper if they had the same salary. The fact is, Harper is being paid a fraction of what Felix is. The free agent/extention salaries in MLB are often close to that of the value of their talent. That’s simple supply and demand. Drafted prospects are given about market level money too.

    Why are they lower? Because they are not as valuable when you factor in risk! Most ELITE prospects don’t even reach stardome. I’m not usually this blunt, but your assessment is simply not accounting for all the facts.

  7. bfgboy on November 10th, 2011 8:09 am

    So what are the chances that the M’s go after Norichika Aoki? He is supposed to be Japan’s best five-tool guy since Ichiro, would slide in nicely in LF, and looks to be cost-effective in that early estimates are in the 7-10 mil posting with a 4-6 mil price tag. Additionally, there seems to be a number of guys other than Darvish that are possibly being posted. Any of them fits for the M’s?

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