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    Texas Rangers sign Arthur Rhodes

    Per Jon Heyman via Twitter
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    Re: Texas Rangers In Talks W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Well now it seems as if the Rangers have signed Rhodes
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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Did a great job in Cincy, but as the saying goes it is better to be a year early than a year late.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Probably a good thing for us. Rhodes was great for us, but we don't need to spend a ton of money on a set up guy. I'd like to see Chapman in that role next season really.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    I wish all the best for Arthur. Had a great season for us but with a guy that age and with the injury problems you have to figure his expiration date is getting close. I guess i would rather that happen on someone elses payroll.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    http://twitter.com/MLBFanHouse/status/18072721690730496

    Best wishes to Arthur Rhodes, I wish him well.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Check this out. It's a 1 year deal with an option for a 2nd year. the deal could be for $8MM if the option vests.

    http://twitter.com/SI_JonHeyman/stat...86931548086272
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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Ron Madden View Post
    It's probably about a 3 million dollar contract w/ escalators and a 2nd year option.
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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Tremendous off-season so far for the Reds.

    I don't know how to indicate sarcasm, which is very much intended.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Kc61 View Post
    Tremendous off-season so far for the Reds.

    I don't know how to indicate sarcasm, which is very much intended.
    You wanna pay a 40 something middle reliever 3-4MM a season for 2 years?

    Not me. Thanks Arthur, have fun back home in Texas.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph View Post
    You wanna pay a 40 something middle reliever 3-4MM a season for 2 years?

    Not me. Thanks Arthur, have fun back home in Texas.
    I'm with you, Joseph.

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    I'm still hopeful that with the "stuff" Bray has that he'll begin to realize his potential and be that big lefty that every team needs

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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    I realize that the 2nd year only vests under certain conditions but Arthur for 2years/$8M is just too much. even if he pitches well i think the team has a better use for $4m/year than using it for a setup reliever.
    i strongly suspect Chapman is in the pen for 2011. we also have other LH relievers on the roster. i actually have high hopes for Bray. even Dontrelle may pan out as a LOOGY.
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    Re: Texas Rangers Close To A Deal W/ Arthur Rhodes

    Good example of a team knowing when to get out. The Reds didn't need to tie up this much money into Rhodes, when they have Chapman, and Bray waiting. Time for them to follow Arthur's lead, and step up.


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