View Full Version : Arredondo's status for next season

Blitz Dorsey
08-18-2011, 09:59 PM
What the deal with Arredondo for 2012? I'm presuming he's arbitration-eligible? If that's the case, I would think the Reds will offer arbitration. He hasn't been great, but he's been decent. And this was his first year coming back from injury, so I would think he'll be even better next season.

Tom Servo
08-18-2011, 10:02 PM
He doesn't have enough service time to be arbitration eligible, does he?

08-18-2011, 10:05 PM
I'm not a fan. He makes me nervous like Cordero.

08-18-2011, 10:18 PM
I like that he misses bats, but he's been missing the strike zone way too much. He's never had great control, but 6 BB/9 won't cut it.

Blitz Dorsey
08-18-2011, 10:39 PM
Yeah, I'll admit I'm not a big fan either, but if he comes cheap, he's not a bad option as the "last guy" or "second-to-last-guy" in the bullpen.

I would never give him anything that resembles good money for an MLBer, but if the Reds can get him for another year on the cheap, I'd definitely do it. Have to think he'll be better in 2012 than he is/was in 2011. And he hasn't been bad at all. I agree he does "make me nervous" though. In fact, that's a very good way to describe it. He's certainly not smooth out there by any means.

08-18-2011, 10:57 PM
Arredondo made $480K this year and is due for a first-year arbitration raise in 2012. We can hold onto him three more years if we choose. No doubt, he'll be back next year, based on the cheap price tag and his stuff. Control is his Achilles heel -- 9 walks in his last 11 IP. Ouch!

08-18-2011, 11:45 PM
he will be back for cost and arm alone. his stuff along with volquez will be better next season IMO.