Originally Posted by forfreelin04
HAHA! Santa only comes once a year.
I'm officially on board this year if that happens.
You have to think that either Harang or Arroyo will be dealt, perhaps within the next 6 months leading up to the deadline. Personally, I would like to see Harang put up nice 1st half numbers and trade him to a west coast ballclub around the deadline. I don't see Harang ever recapturing past years success; let alone sustain it for several years. Arroyo, on the other hand, is invaluable with his rubber arm. He is also consistent in his performance during the second half of the season. Regardless, I think it all depends on the right deal and where they are in the standings come July.
I don't see them doing much after this. Of course, I didn't see them signing Chapman at all. Who did?
Harang is on a one-year deal at this point. If you trade him in July, you are trading a two-three month rental. Won't get much in return, maybe somebody works out, but not a major return. Same for Arroyo.
Reds have to decide whether to hold these guys in the hope of competing this year, or to trade one or both now - for more young talent. Or to take the middle ground, trade one now, hold one to see if things click this year.
In other words, the best return for these guys is likely to trade them now. Particularly true for Arroyo, who finished strong last year, and whose value is highest in a while.