Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool
I'm not a big fan of two-year deals for young players. Either buy out some of his free-agent years, or just go to arbitration with him.
EE's ego is delicate enough without being subjected to the trashing that occurs during an arb hearing.
This takes some pressure off EE, hopefully will allow him to relax and just play ball, and also seems to be a fair deal, at least, for the Reds.
This team really needs for Eddie to step up and play well at 3B. IMO, he'd make a great #4 hitter b/w Bruce and Votto.