Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor
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.
Yep...his second half was kind of bad in '06. I also think a one-year deal would have worked better.
Does WK know that one-year deals exist? I wonder if he was really trying to get Cormier to sign a 2 year extension last year after the trade.