Originally Posted by remdog
You're asking for just about everything to go right.
We could have waited till this off season to resign Arroyo. If he has a great season you're in a bidding war, if not you save a lot of money to spend elsewhere. (shrug)
Dunn is pretty much in the boat same as Arroyo.
Consider that Arroyo/Harang suffer an injury or have had a career year in '06. Bailey, Bruce and Votto don't live up to expectations. Dunn walks. Hamilton had the peak of his career in ST of '07. The Reds don't have a major league catcher on the roster. How do ya' like me now say the Reds?
Do I think the scenario I just posted will happen? No. But it's just about as realistic as the one that was described looking through rose colored glasses. (shrug)
your right about arroyo, we would of been in a bidding war.
and you know the NYY would pay a golden boston boy a good 15+mil a year.
arroyo has already proven himself.
next year we have to pick up the option to have dunn, after that he will be a free agent.
i wouldn't mind getting him in for a longer contract, especially after miltons contract comes off the books.
arroyos 05 boston numbers are as good as his 06 reds numbers minus the SO's. so i wouldn't say he had his year of his lifetime last year and will now drop off the radar.
harang was better in 06 than 05 but i don't think he is a risk to turn into milton.
Bailey and Votto are living up to expectations now!
Bailey, if he keeps up the numbers he has started out, will be up here at some point this year.
votto will be a good replacement for our aging 1st base. (hopefully next year)
the scenario you posted would be if hell came and everybody turned into eric milton. LOL