Originally Posted by redsbuckeye
Man my gambling references are awful, I was going for blackjack.
It's funny that best value the Reds could have gotten out of Weathers was him leaving. Yet here they are stuck with him again.
That's why it's a bad gamble, IMO.
Never offer arbitration to someone you don't want back unless you are 100% certain they can get big bucks somewhere else. This is the same reason we didn't offer Greg Vaugh arb but did offer Juan Guzman arb after 1999.
It seemed pretty obvious that Weathers was going to get paid more in arb than the open market. Not trying to toot my own horn, but I said that at the time.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!