Originally Posted by KoryMac5
I feel that the Ross deal is a good one even if he does come back to earth this season. Why does Wayne always have to counter one good move with one not so good move though.
Avoiding arbitration is good, but a 1 year deal would make him easier to move if he starts the season hot again.
I'm kinda "eh..." on David Ross. It's pretty much universally known that he's going to have a drop-off, but nobody knows for sure if it'll be to a passable offensive level or back down to the "should he really even be in the majors" level that he was prior to last year. Given that level of unkown, I'm not certain a multi-year deal was the smartest move.
The dollars might not be sky high, but this is another deal that nickles and dimes the Reds towards a payroll ceiling that it looks like they'll reach without any marked improvement in the club.