monster start. The Reds should have made a run for Berkman.
The Reds pay:
Edgar Renteria: $3 million
Ramon Hernandez: $3 million
Jonny Gomes: $1.75 million
Miguel Cairo: $1 million
That totals up to $8.75 million.
Instead, the Reds could have tried to give that money to Lance Berkman, who went to the Cardinals for $8 million.