Arroyo is $6.45M in 2008 (but maybe just $3.95M if they've already paid the signing bonus this year). Was previously $3.95m before he signed the extension:
Signed 2-year EXTENSION worth $25M thru 2010 season- + as part of the extension, his 2008 salary is increase to $6.45M in 2008 via a $2.5M signing bonus- + as part of the extension, he agrees to eliminate clause in previous deal that allowed him to earn salary escalators for 2008 via IP in 2007 and performance bonuses during 2008 season- + he receives salaries of $9.5M in 2009 and $11M in 2010- + the deal includes a team option for 2011 worth $11M or a $2M buyout- + the value of the option can rise up to $13M based on innings pitched in previous years- + 2005 salary: $1.85M (+ $75K in performance bonuses)
'When I'm not longer rapping, I want to open up an ice cream parlor and call myself Scoop Dogg.'
-Snoop on his retirement
Your Mom is happy.
The Reds needed to do some subtraction at the deadline. Good deals for Griffey or Weathers leading to additions would have been gravy IMO.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS