the problem with reyes wasn't year dollars... it was length/health incentive based deal which the marlins bypassed and we drew a line in the sand. I would have obviously operated differently, but it is what it is.
It isn't spending to spend because we desperately needed bp help. while Francisco got overpaid, he's actually pretty good. Unfortunately his dollars got bumped up because of being a closer (which is dumb) the contract is reasonable considering what bell/madson
/papelbon go for/went for even if they are better.