The Reds have locked up Joey Votto for the next decade, signing the young slugger to a 10-year, $225 million extension. Did they give him too much money for his production?
sharkey5885: "it's nice to see another star lined up in a Reds jersey for the long haul. It's also great that a smaller market can keep their superstar."
UI571: "Reds just shot themselves in the foot, they are not going to sign these players to long term deals (bruce, stubbs, phillips) They can't even afford this contract to begin with."
snoogins51fu: "These massive contracts are great for the players that get them, but these 7-10 year deals aren't necessarily good for the teams that make them. Tying that much money to one player for the next decade is silly."
dodgertodd88: "Glad he's staying with the Reds. But 10/225m is enough for two Joey Vottos, in dollar amount and years."
buckywaters1: "So almost 30% of the payroll dedicated to one player.... Good luck in the future reds fans."
mavericksfan071: "as a fan of baseball I'm happy for him and the Reds. Votto just seems like an all around great guy. Will be cheering for him as long as it is not agaisnt the Rangers!"