Originally Posted by SporkLover
Qualifying offer should be $14 Mil'ish this year. Even if he took it, it would be 3 mil cheaper than his current year salary, and just about on par with the average Salary of his 2 year $28Mil contract.
Wouldn't be an awful move to make the qualifying offer. Same for Choo.
Making Choo a qualifying offer is a no-brainer IMO. He would turn it down and the Reds would get a first-round compensatory pick. Have to do it.
Arroyo is a tougher call. The market might be tough for him if a team has to give up a pick in order to land him, so he might end up taking the Reds up on the 1-year offer, which I don't really think the Reds want. I think the Reds envision a rotation of Cueto, Latos, Bailey, Leake and Cingrani in 2014. There just doesn't seem to be room for Arroyo, especially an expensive one at the age of 37.