We don’t have to worry about Joey Votto and Brandon Phillips free agent talks this off-season. And from looking over the contracts, Cincinnati Reds are looking very good on paper for 2013. With most players returning and rumors already floating around that Walt Jocketty and staff are trying to re-sign Scott Rolen and Ryan Ludwick, along with Dusty Baker / coaching staff being solved very quickly too.
The postseason did not end the way we all wanted but the season was one of the best I have seen in many years as a Reds fan and I am really looking forward to the future, with players like Tony Cingrani, Billy Hamilton, Zack Cozart and Todd Frazier. And it looks like one of the Reds gambles has really paid off nicely; Homer Bailey!!! If he continues to pitch like he did in the end of 2012 the Reds will have a very solid starting rotation for many seasons to come.
2012 2013 2014 Joey Votto 9.5M 17M 12M Brandon Phillips 12M 10M 11M Jay Bruce 5M 7.5M 10M Johnny Cueto 5.4M 7.4M 10M Aroldis Chapman 2M 2M 3M Bronson Arroyo 12M 11.5M FA Sean Marshall 3.1M 4.5M 5.5M Scott Rolen 6.5M FA Ryan Madson 6M 2.5M [FA-*] Nick Masset 2.4M 3.1M FA Ryan Hanigan 1.2M 2.05M Arb Ryan Ludwick 2M 500k [FA-*] Homer Bailey 2.42M Arb-2 Arb-3 Jose Arredondo 800k 1.2M Arb Miguel Cairo 1M FA Bill Bray 1.42M Arb-3 FA Wilson Valdez 930k Arb-2 Arb-3 Willie Harris 800k FA Mat Latos 550k Arb-1 Arb-2 Drew Stubbs 527.5k Arb-1 Arb-2 Mike Leake 507.5k Arb-1 Arb-2 Chris Heisey 495k Arb-1 Arb-2 Logan Ondrusek 492.5k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Sam LeCure 487.5k Pre-Arb-3 Arb-1 Alfredo Simon 487k Arb-1 Arb-2 Zack Cozart 480k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Devin Mesoraco 480k Pre-Arb-2 Pre-Arb-3 Jordan Smith 480k Pre-Arb-2 Arb-1 2012 2013 2014 Signed *29 10 6 Dollars Committed *81.3M 69.2M 51.5M