From the AP:
Free agent reliever David Weathers accepted the Cincinnati Reds’ offer of arbitration before the midnight ET deadline on Sunday. That means he will return for a one-year contract with his salary to be determined by a third-party arbiter. Cincinnati placed Weathers back on its 40-man roster, which now carries 39 players.
Seems to me like the Reds will end up overpaying Weathers, if he plays under a one year arbitration contract. It also tells me the front office doesn’t have confidence that the youngsters in the organization are ready, at least at this point.
I hope the Reds don’t sign Weathers for more than the one year. I’d just sign him as a one year solution and some of the young pitchers should be ready this year or, at worst, next.