The Reds avoided arbitration with new CF (?) Shin-Soo Choo today. It’s a one-year contract worth $7.375 million. That’s basically the midpoint between the numbers submitted by each side (as Mark Sheldon noted, Choo filed for $8 million, and the club countered at $6.75 million).

Frankly, that seems like a very reasonable salary figure, given the contributions we can expect from Choo this season.

The Reds still have two players who have filed for arbitration, but haven’t come to terms: Homer Bailey and Mat Latos. I’m very interested to see what happens in each of those cases.