Originally written February 06, 2013 on Red Hot Mama:
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The Cincinnati Reds signed a one-year contract with starting pitcher Mike Leake, avoiding arbitration. Leake was in his first year of eligibility for arbitration and had filed for a salary of $3,500,000. The Reds had offered $2,650,000. In the end, the two settled at $3.06 million. It’s quite a raise from the $507,500 he made last year. The Reds now have three arbitration-eligible players left: Homer Bailey, Shin Soo Choo, and Mat Latos. The gaps are fairly significant with unsigned players: Bailey: Filed for $5,800,000. Club countered at $4,750,000 Latos Filed for $4,700,000. Club countered at $4,150,000 Choo: Filed for $8 million. Club countered at $6,750,000 Considering the team hasn’t gone to a hearing since their 2002 beat-down of Chris Reitsma, I imagine that both Bailey and Latos will sign at least a one-year deal. I’m hoping a multi-year deal can be worked out with both of them. As for Choo, the odds seem high that the Reds will go to a hearing with him. Considering he’s not...
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