Re: Impending FA, Arbitration and Draft Pick Compensation
Risk of offering arbitration is that the player accepts it.
I think the Reds should re-sign Cordero, if possible, for two years, with money deferred. The issue for negotiation may be a third year. If not, they should offer him arbitration since he likely will reject it. He would want a multi-year contract and will get one.
I just don't see another closer ready for the Reds. So, again, I would try to sign Cordero up for two years if possible. (The two year deal would replace his current expensive option.)
If the Reds fall out of it, I fully expect Razor to be traded at the deadline, or even after. He would have good value for a contender.
Mes is the future.
If Reds keep Ramon this year, then they may NOT want to offer him arb. He just may take it and, with a big year this season, could get a good contract. He is less likely to get a multi-year contract on the market since he is getting on in years.
Last edited by Kc61; 06-27-2011 at 12:24 PM.