"Man, the pitch looks fast, even in slow motion." Thom Brennaman on Chapman's fastball.
Opinions are like belly buttons. Everybody has one, and they don't want someone else's shoved into their face.
With money apparently tight as it is, the Reds would've likely been forced to dump one of Leake/Latos/Homer if he accepted, and then shed even more salary, as those guys all make under 12 million. (Trading one starter wouldn't be catastrophic if Arroyo is there to replace them, but shedding another 4-5 million might've been painful). And the starter traded would've had to get minor leaguers in return.. no money to bring on an established OF for example.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2010-2014!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!
23 Years and Counting...
When you see Arroyo still on the market and then look at what the Twins did this winter (Nolasco, Hughes, Pelfrey), it's like that team purposefully tried to destroy itself.
Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong
I'm witchcrafting everybody.
Hiroki Kuroda: same age, better pitcher... 1 year deal.
Get over it, Arroyo.
Choo got it, dude.
I've met him several times, I work in that industry, and a few friends of mine are good friends with him.
it's all rumor and hearsay. He's been in my bar several dozen times over the years. I've never seen him drunk, he often doesn't drink at all, and he frequently hangs out without even talking to women.
I may not be fast, but I sure am slow.
I like the idea of signing him to a 2 yr deal. This just in - homer walks at the end of 2014
Pete Rose will be leaving the Montreal Expos to become player - manager for the Cincinnati Reds