Originally Posted by Mario-Rijo
Darren Oliver is a type A FA, I think I'd pass on him. Ohman should be the main target. But Rhodes I could live with. Problem is with other teams competing for his services he's gonna get more than a 1 year deal. Ohman is only 31 so I might go 3 years on him.
I'm not a huge fan of multi-year deals for relievers. I saw that backfire for the Orioles with a few relievers over the last couple of years and I would rather not see the Reds get stuck with another contract they might have to eat if something doesn't work out (see Cormier, Rheal; Stanton, Mike). I might go two years for a someone like Rhodes or Ohman but the last thing this team needs is to get stuck with a bad contract. Didn't we just get rid of a few not so great contracts this year?! No more...PLEASE! LOL