Originally Posted by REDREAD
Also, I don't mind that Wayne extended Arroyo earlier than he had to.
Sure, it was a risk, but it was a smart risk. It's nice to keep Arroyo happy. I'm sure the other players noticed to. It's nice to see the front office/ownership change from its old philosphy of waiting until the 11th hour to negotiate and then when the player bolts, calling him greedy, a bad seed, or whatever.
Sure, extending Arroyo might come back and bite us in the rearend, but it was a risk worth taking, IMO.
I'm in no way, shape or form comparing the two...but I said the same thing about Milton. I was happy with the signing, not because of Milton, but because they actually went out and spent some cash.
I wasn't a huge fan of the Arroyo re-signing. While it did give the team a better top 2 starters than we've seen for a long time, it's just a lot of money for someone who had a career year last season. I might be wrong. I hope I'm wrong. But I thought dealing him at his peak, if possible, would have been a smart move this off-season.