Re: Looking Ahead: 2014 Draft
Originally Posted by HokieRed
If 2 for 18 is the number, then the presumption had better be that Arroyo will take the Reds' qualifying offer. At this point I think they'd better not make it as I don't see how they can take the risk of spending that much on him. Team needs too much restructuring otherwise.
I'm leaning that way as well. The one thing though is that Arroyo may be bent on getting a three year deal and pass on the offer before he realizes it's a mistake. That seems a pretty big gamble to take since agreeing to the offer likely means cutting elsewhere (Bailey or Leake I'd guess and probably some other stuff too). They have some lesser dollar stuff they could move to free up some budget (Heisey and Hanigan might be examples of guys who will cost a couple million each and may need to be moved to afford more pressing needs and moving Ondrusek may help), but if Arroyo is back for a qualifying deal, moving them won't free money for a CF stopgap, just helps fit Arroyo onto the payroll.
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