Don't get me wrong, I think Aaron is great and would love to see him signed to a multi-year deal. But let's play Devil's advocate and pretend that the Reds are not going to settle and will go before an arbitrator to have him choose whether Aaron will get $5.5M like he wants or $4.25M like the Reds want.
You are going to make the case for the Reds. It's a tough case to make but someone's got to do it. I'm sure there are rules in doing this so if someone would like to lay them out here, we can get started.
Your goal is to persuade an arbitrator - who may not have the keen baseball sense we do - to accept the Reds figure without making Aaron so POed that he will either let it bother him and/or he'll get out of town when it's free agent time for him.