Thursday, February 8, 2007

Reds agree to terms with Arroyo

Reds agreed to terms with RHP Bronson Arroyo on a two-year, $25 million contract extension with an option for 2011.

Not as good of an idea as the Aaron Harang extension, mainly because Arroyo was already signed at $8.075 million through the next two years. The Reds are giving him a $2.5 million signing bonus (paid in 2008), $9.5 million in 2009 and $11 million in 2010. The option for 2011 will be worth at least $11 million and includes a $2 million buyout. Arroyo was a legitimate Cy Young candidate last year, but National Leaguers will adapt to his breaking ball-heavy arsenal just like the AL did. He might be little more than a fourth starter by the end of the deal. ~Rotoworld

We agree with Rotoworld. You could tell by his great first half then his not as spectacular second half that the NL was starting to adapt to him. He will now have to manage with playing in a hitters park and hitters knowing whats coming. So it's an ok deal with Arroyo probably getting the better end of it.

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