You put your left foot in You pull your left foot out Once you looked “all in” Now everything’s in doubt.
They’re doing the Hokey Pokey down by the river at 100 Joe Nuxhall Way. Again. Another offseason. Another episode of “Will He or Won’t He.”
Yes, sports fans, we’re talking about Aroldis Chapman, [...]
It’s another slow news day for the Nation as Walt Jocketty works his behind-the-scenes magic. Here are a couple items for discussion:
Homer Bailey has earned a $4 million raise, give or take $100,000 or two. Matt Schwartz at MLBTR analyzes Homer’s situation and explains that Bailey’s arbitration-based salary will be in the zip-code [...]
General manager Walt Jocketty has made a couple moves so far this off-season, neither with significant payroll implications. In fact, the salaries going to Brayan Pena and Skip Schumaker are roughly equal to what Ryan Hanigan and Xavier Paul would have earned in 2014.
But profound (and big money) decisions – trading Brandon Phillips, [...]
For the record, there seems to be plenty of interest in Cincinnati’s prime free agents. Specifically, I’m talking about Bronson Arroyo and Shin-Soo Choo.
The Twins, Giants, and Phillies are reported to be kicking the tires on Arroyo (not literally; Arroyo doesn’t actually have tires). I’m still firmly of the conviction that the Reds [...]
5 p.m. today was the deadline for clubs to make decisions on whether they would extend “qualifying offers” to players departing for free agency. This year, the qualifying offers were $14.1 million for one year. If the player declines and signs with another club, the offering team receives a compensation pick in the June [...]
The start of a new week brings barely a tweet about the Reds’ search for a new manager. Apparently the Reds’ brass is in Arizona, which happens to be where Bryan Price lives this time of year. One theory on the timing is the Reds won’t make an announcement until after the World Series. [...]
Hi kids, how’s it going? So, the season’s over for the Reds and that’s a bummer. As you may remember, the last few years, I’ve done preseason projections. In 2012, I did pretty well. This year was tougher for a variety of reasons, but I’m still willing to hold myself accountable. Let’s start with [...]