Turn Off Ads?
Page 7 of 17 FirstFirst ... 34567891011 ... LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 255

Thread: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

  1. #91
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Posts
    13,179

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    I hate to ruin my record by being too optimistic, but this is very exciting news. I am delighted that the Reds recognize how rare it is for a (Reds) team to have two starters of this caliber and that both will be around for awhile.

    It really does lead you to believe that ownership and Krivsky are, in their own way, trying to build a winner.

  2. Turn Off Ads?
  3. #92
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,217

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Was wondering if anyone would catch that. I dont know when I get good news like this I always tend to break out in song.
    We have great news for anyone who loves bad news.

  4. #93
    This one's for you Edd Heath's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Dayton Area
    Posts
    8,471

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    We have great news for anyone who loves bad news.
    What would You do if I sang out of tune.
    Some people play baseball. Baseball plays Jay Bruce.

  5. #94
    Making sense of it all Matt700wlw's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    26,507

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath View Post
    What would You do if I sang out of tune.
    I would stand up and walk out on you.

  6. #95
    He has the Evil Eye! flyer85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    south of the border
    Posts
    23,858

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by kbrake View Post
    Was wondering if anyone would catch that.
    "couldn't get much worse"
    What are you, people? On dope? - Mr Hand

  7. #96
    Let's ride BRM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Colorado's eastern plains
    Posts
    11,232

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by flyer85 View Post
    "couldn't get much worse"
    Sure it could. He could have traded Adam Dunn for Jon Lieber.

  8. #97
    Member Jpup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Southern KY
    Posts
    6,967

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    it's interesting that some of the hardest Krivsky bashers have not stood up and admitted they were wrong. The day is still young though.

    I have hated some of his moves and loved others. He was not my first choice, but things are looking up and I can start to see his plan now.
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

  9. #98
    Let's ride BRM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Colorado's eastern plains
    Posts
    11,232

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    it's interesting that some of the hardest Krivsky bashers have not stood up and admitted they were wrong. The day is still young though.
    What exactly would the "Krivsky bashers" be wrong about? I see people criticizing bad moves and applauding good moves. I see lots of applauding in this thread.

  10. #99
    Churlish Johnny Footstool's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2001
    Location
    Olathe, KS
    Posts
    13,782

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    it's interesting that some of the hardest Krivsky bashers have not stood up and admitted they were wrong. The day is still young though.

    I have hated some of his moves and loved others. He was not my first choice, but things are looking up and I can start to see his plan now.
    Wrong about what?
    "I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful

  11. #100
    It's showtime! RedEye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    7,939

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    it's interesting that some of the hardest Krivsky bashers have not stood up and admitted they were wrong.
    My name is RedEye, and I am a hard Krivsky basher.

    As a hard Krivsky basher, I will now stand up and admit that the guy does know how to negotiate a contract.

    I will also admit that he has been working hard and that he does appear, after all, to have some sort of plan (pitching and defense à la Terry Ryan).

    I will now sit down and not admit anything else because I don't think we're out of the woods quite yet, folks. It's not bashing Krivsky to say that the jury is still out.

    He's shown a good ability to re-sign our own talent for reasonable prices (Dunn, Harang, now Arroyo). Beyond that, he's still got a lot to prove.
    "Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013

  12. #101
    Vavasor TRF's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Location
    Amarillo, TX
    Posts
    13,251

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    it's interesting that some of the hardest Krivsky bashers have not stood up and admitted they were wrong. The day is still young though.

    I have hated some of his moves and loved others. He was not my first choice, but things are looking up and I can start to see his plan now.
    I had intended to stay away until mid ST, but the news of the last two days pulled me back in.

    It's a good move, but I'll temper it with the following:

    As others have pointed out, contracts are what Kriv does well. It's no surprise that he got Harang signed. It is mildly surprising that he got Arroyo to sign an extension. Props to him that he did so.

    But...

    Both were kind of obvious moves to make. WK hit the jackpot with Arroyo when he traded for him. He way overpitched any expectations anyone had for him, including Arroyo himself I'd bet.

    Now stop signing crappy relief pitchers, over the hill, past their prime relief pitchers, and dreck SP.

    Then I'll be really happy.

    I'm thrilled one of the best 1-2 combos in baseball is locked up for the next 4 years.

    I'm not thrilled that he saw Joe Mays, Sunny Kim, Kyle Lohse and Kirk Saarloos as rotation possibilities.

    WK did a good thing twice this week. doesn't erase the bad, but signing existing top tiered talent isn't the same as evaluating top tiered talent. 2006 says Arroyo was a fluke deal in terms of acquisition by WK. Name one other pitcher he acquired that really made an impact for more than 3 weeks.

    there Jpup... feel better now that one of us WK bashers has spoken up?
    Suck it up cupcake.

  13. #102
    Let's ride BRM's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Colorado's eastern plains
    Posts
    11,232

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    Name one other pitcher he acquired that really made an impact for more than 3 weeks.
    Joe Mays had an impact. Granted, it was a negative impact but it an impact nonetheless.

  14. #103
    Member Jpup's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Southern KY
    Posts
    6,967

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by BRM View Post
    What exactly would the "Krivsky bashers" be wrong about? I see people criticizing bad moves and applauding good moves. I see lots of applauding in this thread.
    that he has no plan. He obviously does.
    "My mission is to be the ray of hope, the guy who stands out there on that beautiful field and owns up to his mistakes and lets people know it's never completely hopeless, no matter how bad it seems at the time. I have a platform and a message, and now I go to bed at night, sober and happy, praying I can be a good messenger." -Josh Hamilton

  15. #104
    Posting in Dynarama M2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2000
    Location
    Boston
    Posts
    28,136

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    that he has no plan. He obviously does.
    And that plan is?
    Baseball isn't a magic trick ... it doesn't get spoiled if you figure out how it works. - gonelong

    I'm witchcrafting everybody.

  16. #105
    breath westofyou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2000
    Location
    PDX
    Posts
    42,217

    Re: Bronson Arroyo agrees to two-year contract extension

    Quote Originally Posted by M2 View Post
    And that plan is?
    The plan keeps coming up again
    The plan means nothing stays the same
    But the plan won't accomplish anything
    If it's not implemented
    Like it's always been
    And it makes me think of everyone
    And the cause of this is evident
    But the remedy cannot be found
    Cause it's so well hidden
    This history lesson doesn't make any sense
    In any less than ten thousand year increments
    Of common sense


Turn Off Ads?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Board Moderators may, at their discretion and judgment, delete and/or edit any messages that violate any of the following guidelines: 1. Explicit references to alleged illegal or unlawful acts. 2. Graphic sexual descriptions. 3. Racial or ethnic slurs. 4. Use of edgy language (including masked profanity). 5. Direct personal attacks, flames, fights, trolling, baiting, name-calling, general nuisance, excessive player criticism or anything along those lines. 6. Posting spam. 7. Each person may have only one user account. It is fine to be critical here - that's what this board is for. But let's not beat a subject or a player to death, please.

Thank you, and most importantly, enjoy yourselves!


RedsZone.com is a privately owned website and is not affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds or Major League Baseball


Contact us: Boss | GIK | BCubb2003 | dabvu2498 | Gallen5862 | LexRedsFan | Plus Plus | RedlegJake | redsfan1995 | The Operator | Tommyjohn25