Sunday, May 23, 2010

Roy's One-Way Ticket: Cincinnati

Because keeping all of those quotes, notes, and rumors in one post is getting lengthy, let's break this down by team in separate posts. As these come in, they will be updated and reposted.

Reds

Latest Status: Interested

Sporting News (5/22):
Cincinnati has earned contender status more quickly than most expected, and the contracts of Bronson Arroyo and Aaron Harang will come off the books after this season (freeing up money). A rotation of Oswalt, Johnny Cueto, Edinson Volquez, Mike Leake and Aroldis Chapman would be impressive. The Astros are far from eager to have Oswalt haunt them in head-to-head meetings in the future.

John Fay (5/21):
Oswalt makes $15 million this year, $16 million next year, and there’s a club option for $16 million with $2 million buyout in ’13. That’s probably out of the Reds’ price range. But Aaron Harang and Bronson Arroyo, who make similar money, are in the final year of their contracts. I don’t think it will happen. But my guess is the Reds at least look into it.

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