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Wasting Chapman, Terrible Twos and Recap
Getting the Offseason Right

Wasting Chapman, Terrible Twos and Recap

This is the final installment of Getting the Offseason Right. With the World Series over, teams will start to make roster decisions and transactions in earnest now. Before summarizing, a few last points: Wasting Chapman Same advice since 2011, try Aroldis Chapman in the rotation. Yep, it’s the most obvious and pointless suggestion possible. Chapman has … Continue reading

Reds pick up Cueto option and no longer have Jack for that [Update: Ludwick]
2015 Reds

Reds pick up Cueto option and no longer have Jack for that [Update: Ludwick]

Reports (Chris Cotillo) indicate the Reds made two roster moves today that surprised no one. First, the club picked up the option on Johnny Cueto’s 2015 contract, paying the starting pitcher $10 million this season. Absent a further negotiated extension, Cueto will become a free agent. Second, they declined Jack Hannahan’s $4 million option and instead … Continue reading