TUESDAY: Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo spoke about the Adam Dunn trade today:
"He was going to be moved no matter what. I don’t know if he told (the media) but he made it was no secret to us that he was looking for $100 to $120 million contract. I don’t think this franchise is going to give out that kind of contract."
Could Dunn get $100MM in free agency? It’s not out of the question, with left fielders Alfonso Soriano and Carlos Lee scoring nine-figure contracts before the ’06 season. Other free agent sluggers this winter include Mark Teixeira, Pat Burrell, Milton Bradley, Raul Ibanez, Manny Ramirez, Jason Giambi, Frank Thomas, and maybe Jim Thome. Teixeira may be the only one to top $100MM.