John Fay reported the numbers that both the Cincinnati Reds and the arbitration-eligible players Johnny Cueto and Edinson Volquez submitted.
The Reds offered Johnny Cueto $3 million. He countered at $3.9 million. Remember, John Danks, who I mentioned as a comparable, he settled last year for $3.45 million.
The Reds offered Edinson Volquez $1.3 million. He countered at $2 million.
Clearly, the two parties aren’t too far apart. I’ve never seen the Reds not sign their players when the discrepancy is less than a million.