Originally Posted by buckeyenut
Did anyone hear any good rumors today?
I was working all day, but I heard around noon from someone with "a relative in the front office" (you know how that goes), that Arroyo was likely to be gone by tomorrow, and the same person told me there was a blockbuster with Texas in the works around 1:30. Obviously it didn't go through, but when he shared it with me, all I could say was "Holy Sh*T if that's true!". I'm not sure if it is worth mentioning since it didn't happen, but I'll share if folks would like.
Same source also told me the Reds were into serious discussions about giving Dunn a 3 year extension.
I'd love to hear what you buckeyenut. I'd also be extremely pleased if that were true about AD too.
It wouldn't surprise me though. I'd about given hope they would retain him a month ago, but his recent play may well have forced there hand. I'd also be pleased if it were for three years also (maybe with an option. for a 4th).
Tying-up dollars in him for 5 or 6 years makes me nervous. A shorter deal gives them a chance to develop options without him (if necessary). Besides, you can always negotiate another extension. I'd really be kihnd of surprised it he didn't insist on more years though'.
Letting AD walk would leave a gaping hole to fill in the offense and take up trade resources that could be used elsewhere (CF, C, SS, more pitching).