Re: Reds Sign Harang to 4-year Deal
Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
If Arroyo doesn't re-up prior to next season, Krivsky should deal him prior to 2008 spring training. He'd bring back a nice haul of ML-ready talent and prospects.
IMO, it would be better to hold onto Arroyo untill the trade deadline. As we well know, quality pitching is hard to come by. I wouldn't be in too big a rush to trade it away. If he continues to pitch as he did in 2006 and stays healthy he will still bring in the haul of talent your looking for and you get the added benefit of him pitching for the Reds in his contract year (If you believe in that sort of thing). Also, and again it's just my opinion, but I think 2008 is the first real chance the Reds have to contend and Arroyo will be a big part of that. Of course, if the right deal came along...
"...You just have a wider lens than one game."
--Former Reds GM Wayne Krivsky, on why he didn't fly Josh Hamilton to Colorado for one game.
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--Roy Tucker, on why you need to lawyer up when you find yourself swimming with sharks.