Re: Arroyo wants multi-year deal to stay with Reds
There is no strategic value in saying, "I really want to stay here, so if the Reds don't offer me what I think my own value is on the market, I'll probably say yes." In sales, you can't start low and go high if you're the seller.
I am intrigued by the notion that it's either Choo or Arroyo. Generally, I rarely value offense over pitching, however, given the strength of their potential rotation next year, it seems to me the Reds might want to take the gamble that BA's effectiveness will not last the length of a 2-3 year deal. On the other hand, he seems like he could pitch like he has this year for another five years. What's more, I don't think Hamilton is the answer in CF next year. I just can't get over the fact that he looks like 7th grader in a big league uni.
Next Reds manager, second shooter. --Confirmed on Redszone.