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    Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes By Tim Dierkes [December 11 at 11:23am CST]
    According to Ken Rosenthal, the Reds have reached a preliminary agreement with lefty reliever Arthur Rhodes on a two-year, $4MM deal. It's pending a physical.
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    Love the move. $2 million per is a steal compared to what some of the other lefty relievers were asking, and he proved last year he's still got it. To me, that rounds out the bullpen:

    RHP Jared Burton
    RHP Mike Lincoln
    RHP David Weathers
    RHP Micah Owings (Or Nick Masset if he becomes a starter)
    LHP Bill Bray
    LHP Arthur Rhodes
    Closer Francisco Cordero

    Solid

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    I think this is a solid pickup, that bullpen is really looking nice, i just wish weathers wouldn't have accepted arbitration. He's a guy in my opinion that has way better stats than what he actually pitches.

    at this point you have Cordero, Burton, Rhodes, and Lincoln, I think thats a pretty solid 4.

    Now we just need to go get that right handed middle of the order bat, and it should be a fun season!

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    I like this move. Losing Affeldt not a big deal at all, now. Rhodes put better numbers and is cheaper. Even though he's older, he certainly showed no signs of slowing down last year.

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    I approve this signing

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    nice
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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    Updated payroll space:

    According to Fay yesterday, Cincinnati had about $16 million left to spend. Rhodes brings that down to $14 million with the glaring hole being left field. Now does Jock go for Dye's $11.5 million contract knowing he got a bargain lefty reliever?
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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    No doubt a great signing by Walt. Shoring up the bullpen!

    My recap and thoughts on the Diamond-Studded Arthur is now up on http://www.straitpinkie.com/sports/r...address-needs/ , Now on to DYE!!!!!

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    Would rather see 1 year but 2 isn't the end of the world. Nice pick up imo.

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    If we offered him a 1 year deal, he wouldn't be here.

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    ^ I know that, just saying I would rather see one year. I probably should have made that more clear.

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    we always get the older guys,but i still don't mind it i guess.
    Chris Sabo is my All-Time favorite Red

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    The reds got their Loogy, for relatively cheap too. Now they need a SS and a LF and they still have the majority of their "cap" space left. Good move. Not crazy about a second year, but overall good move.
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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    Not thrilled about a 2 year deal for a 39 year old pitcher but I've seen this organization pick up a lot worse pitchers than Rhodes
    More often than not, when someone is telling me a story all I can think about is that I can't wait for them to finish so that I can tell my own story that's not only better, but also more directly involves me.

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    Re: Reds Reach Agreement With Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by DTCromer View Post
    If we offered him a 1 year deal, he wouldn't be here.
    Agree 100%.

    The only thing that made us more appealing was a 2 year deal. Great move for a team like our reds.
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