01-29-15 THE AROLDIS CHAPMAN QUESTION

by RedFaced 29. January 2015 08:28
One of the two arbitration cases remaining unsettled as of the posting of this discussion is Aroldis Chapman (the other being Todd Frazier). Aroldis Chapman requested $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.   Chapman is projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $8.3 million through arbitration so while the two sides are way off on their two figures Chapman's figure is much closer to the projections which makes me wonder how/why the ... [More]

01-20-15 THE JOHNNY CUETO QUESTION

by RedFaced 20. January 2015 10:04
The Scherzer deal isn't a good sign for the Reds if they hope to sign Cueto btw.  7 yr $210MM in case you haven't heard.   Scherzer does have a Cy-Young and one more All-Star appearance but both have played 7 seasons in the majors and their total WAR is very close - Scherzer at 24.0 and Cueto at 21.9.  Even with Cueto's injury shortened seasons they are about even on IP over that 7 yr span.  As a matter of fact Cueto leads in most other career categories over Scherzer, Cuet... [More]

01-16-15 - Arbitration Countdown

by RedFaced 16. January 2015 13:12
Lot's of teams are reaching deals with their Arbitration eligible players.  No news on the Reds yet but I believe today is the deadline to trade arbitration numbers so at the least we should have a better idea of what our arb guys will cost this year.  Here's the list of arb eligible players for the Reds:   Todd Frazier Zach Cozart signed for 1-year, $2.35 Aroldis Chapman Devin Mesoraco Mike Leake signed for one-year, $9.775MM -- does this mean the Reds are less li... [More]

01-08-2014 Spring Is Coming (No Matter What The Weather Shows)

by Mary 8. January 2015 11:29
Noticed prior thread had timed out, so opened this one with no content. Less the six weeks from now, pitchers and catchers will be in the Arizona sunshine and we can start putting together our choices for the opening day roster.  That day can't come too soon.

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