April 19, 2014

Arbitration pains

The Reds currently have six current arbitration eligible players

Mat Latos – he wants $4.7 million, the Reds offered $4.15 million.

Homer Bailey – he wants $5.8 million, the Reds offered $4.75 million

Shin-Soo Choo – he wants $8 million, the Reds offered $6.75 million

The other players who filed for arbitration are outfielder Chris Heisey, Mike Leake and reliever Alfredo Simon.

AOL sports talks about Shin-Soo Choo in their 5 cases to watch article saying:

His case: Once again quietly effective, Choo bounced back from an injury-marred 2011 season to hit .283/.373/.441 with Seka mobiili online kasinot etta nettisivut toimivat suomeksi taydellisesti. 16 homers, 67 RBIs, 88 runs and 21 stolen bases in 155 games in a dreadful Cleveland Indians offense. Moving to hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park and to a much more potent lineup should allow Choo to approach his 2009-2010 production (21 homers, 88 RBIs, .300/.397/.486 slash line).

Prediction: The last thing the Reds want to do is battle their newly-acquired and newly-anointed center fielder. Expect them to meet in the middle and close this manageable gap.

Arbitration can be a nasty thing, and the Reds have been able to avoid it for almost 10 years. Lets hope they can meet in the middle on some of these deals so that feelings are saved and chemistry is kept.

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