I don't believe in coddling good players, but I do believe in giving them the respect they deserve.
There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.
"I prefer books and movies where the conflict isn't of the extreme cannibal apocalypse variety I guess." Redsfaithful
Just got home from class and I am glad to see the news. I think many of us figured this deal would get done, and the dollars make sense. I wonder if Wayne will approach Arroyo in the near future to guage his interest in staying with the Reds.
The Red Sox finally know what was going on in the shoulder of pitcher Matt Clement, and it wasn't good. Dr. Jim Andrews found significant damage in Clement's shoulder during exploratory surgery. Damage to both the rotator cuff and labrum was seen and repaired, likely ending Clement's 2007 before we're even done with 2006. It's another lesson in why MRIs aren't perfect as diagnostic tools, and why conservative rehab is often as risky as exploratory surgery.
Finally. It's a great day for us Reds fans. Thank you WK and BC and AH!
Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.
It absolutely needed to get done, but it was by no means a fait accompli that it would be done. Very good deal.
I'm loving this.
I haven't read the whole thread, but I've got to give lots of credit to Wayne as far as recognizing important cogs and getting them locked up (see Dunn, Adam.).
I love it I love it I love it.
"Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?" ~ Jim Bouton
Arroyo will stay in the National League because AL hitter cream him
For Love of the Game
"If you aren't first; you're last"
"This isnít stats vs scouts - this is stats and scouts working together, building an organization that blends the best of both worlds. This is the blueprint for how a baseball organization should be run. And, whether the baseball men of the 20th century like it or not, this is where baseball is going."---Dave Cameron, U.S.S. Mariner
Looking at today's FA "climate", this is a good move. Especially when Seattle signs Weaver for a year @ 8.3 Mil.
"panic" only comes from having real expectations
Fantastic move by the Reds.
Kudos to WK and BCast. The prevailing wisdom is to avoid deals longer than three years for pitchers, but in the Reds circumstance its important to keep Harang around. This is a good deal for both sides. A bargain for the Reds and security for Harang. If Harang goes south this should not be a deal to regret. This move had to be made.
This helps me get a little more excited for the season honestly.