Originally Posted by Chip R
Why is it premature to consider it? I think it's premature to offer one but decisions have to be made for next season and they aren't all made after the last game of the season.
We are talking about the 2012 season and beyond.
I think how Arroyo pitches the rest of this season will determine whether we exercise our option on him for 2011.
How he pitches in 2011 will determine whether we offer him a contract for 2012.
Since we don't know how he will finish out the year, or how well he will pitch in 2011 (assuming we exercise our option), I think it very premature as the majority of the data that will be evaluated in making the decision is unknown at this time.
And if it's premature to offer one, why spend much time considering it?
I think we may well be talking about the same thing here anyway.