Re: Mets Looking For Bad Contracts: Arroyo? Cordero?
I really don't see the point in giving away Coco or Arroyo for nothing at this stage.
Basically, it looks like the Mets are hoping to trade for someone like Arroyo and only give up a Tim Hummel type player in return. I fail to see how that helps the Reds.
I'd rather take my chances that maybe Walt can find a better SS on the cheap, and maybe the OF comes together next year. Is that going to be good enough to win the division? Maybe not, but it will make things interesting. Far more interesting than dumping Arroyo and Cordero for nothing but salary relief.. Think about it, if the Mets think Arroyo at this price is a better value than anything on the open market, what good is payflex going to do us? Plus, we have a lot of difficulty attracting FAs already. Dumping Arroyo and Cordero certainly isn't going to make Cincy more attractive to the better FAs who have other options.
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!