Originally Posted by PuffyPig
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.
I think that's how the Reds should approach it but I am amazed that Bronson doesn't see it that way. He thinks he's set up for a big payday however I think he ought to be open to a nice discount if the Reds extend him now because a lot can happen between now and 2012.
However I do not think the Reds need to extend him at any price. I think they should either take his option or pay his buyout, offer arbitration & take the draft picks. Right now I'm leaning towards picking up his option