January 15, 2007

Reds Sign Ross and Wilson

Trent sez:

Today the Reds signed David Ross to a two-year deal plus a club option for 2009, avoiding arbitration with the catcher.

According to the AP, Ross gets $1.6 million this year and $2,525,000 in 2008. The Reds have a $3.5 million option for 2009 with a $375,000 buyout. He made $500,000 last season.

Ross had a heck of a year last year, and I'm surprised that he didn't convince the Reds to give him even more.

In other signing news, the Reds also signed Paul Wilson to a minor league deal with an invitation to spring training. No word yet on whether he's cut his hair for the occasion.

4 comments to “Reds Sign Ross and Wilson”

  1. BubbaFan says:

    I wonder how much Harang and Lohse are going to get?

  2. Red Hot Mama says:

    Harang was making over $2.3 million last season, and he sure as heck didn’t hurt his case with his performance. Does the market for free-agents play into how much he’ll get in arbitration? That could make his salary a painful one.

  3. Red Hot Mama says:

    Ah, I see that there are actually numbers out now. I ought to check my bloglines before commenting.

  4. BubbaFan says:

    Yeah, that’s pretty much what arbitration is all about.

    But it sounds like [url=http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/wires/01/16/2010.ap.bbn.reds.lohse.1st.ld.writethru.0210/]he’s not being greedy[/url]:

    [quote]Harang asked for a raise from $2.35 million to $5.5 million and was offered $4.25 million.[/quote]
    Even if he gets what he’s asking for, that’s darned reasonable, by this year’s standards.