Ender wrote:I like Votto more than Fielder (which pains me to say as a Brewer fan!) but I don't like this fit very much for the Reds. This is the kind of deal that could cripple a franchise for years if it turns sour for some reason and that team does not draw enough fans to support a large payroll.
I don't think any one player is worth such an insane contract, especially when it's from the Reds, not the Yankees who can't be financially crippled by any one deal. Hard to imagine him really getting this contract elsewhere anyway.
It's scary how 5 year contracts now sound short.