lastingsgriller wrote:Yeah.. It's a great way to get the fans pissed off at you if you don't win, though.
Even the reds know they aren't winning anything without Votto. Thats potential revolt if they let Votto walk and they turn into an 70 win team.
You have to appear as though you are trying to win to keep your fan base. Especially to the casual fan that doesn't know much about baseball finances.
They do know how much 225M is and I don't think Cardinal fans revolted with Pujols leaving.