The widow is gathering nettles for her children's dinner; a perfumed seigneur, delicately lounging in the Oeil de Boeuf, hath an alchemy whereby he will extract the third nettle and call it rent. ~ Carlyle
Wonderful Monds (12-20-2013)
Norm Chortleton (12-20-2013)
Apparently Baltimore is talking with Philly about Papelbon. I'd definitely get on the horn with the O's if I'm Walt and see what they would give up for Chapman.
"Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."
Rakuten Golden Eagles To Sign Kevin Youkilis
By Steve Adams [December 20 at 8:46pm CST]
9:09pm: In an email, Speier clarifies that Youkilis will receive a $2MM signing bonus, $2MM in salary and up to $1MM in incentives.
3:26pm: Youkilis will earn a $4MM base salary, and his contract also contains $1MM worth of "very earnable" incentives, reports Alex Speier of WEEI.com. ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports, via Twitter, that Youkilis' plan is to play for just one more season.
Brian Wilson just got a 1 year 10 million dollar deal after coming back from arm surgery and pitching 13.2 innings. What viable option is out there or on this team to replace a pitcher of Chapman's caliber? And at what cost?
Redszone would erupt if we deal Chapman let alone to a team who wanted Votto & Cueto + for Erik Bedard..
Norm Chortleton (12-21-2013)
The bullpen as it stands right now, even with Chapman isn't that great. Without Chapman, it isn't even good.
"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Chapman for the record makes $3 Million.. which is cheaper then Option 1 & 2
Fay's latest blog quotes Walt saying the Reds never really had a chance with Choo, Hamilton "is the guy" to leadoff in CF and "I don't think we'll be able to get anything done" with Bronson Arroyo.
2013 - Choo - Arroyo + Hamilton = 2014
Last edited by Norm Chortleton; 12-21-2013 at 04:06 PM.
Jeff Passan @JeffPassan 1m
Minus Jhonny PEDalta, NL Central teams have spent $24.95M combined. That's less than $1M above Robinson Cano's annual salary for a decade.