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redsfandan
07-13-2009, 04:29 AM
I saw this on mlbtraderumors.com and thought it was interesting. Arroyo is ranked as a Type A FA while Harang is ranked as a Type B. Harang's off year kinda skews things a little and they won't be free agents for at least another year anyway.

Elias Rankings
By Tim Dierkes [July 12 at 10:00pm CST]
At the end of each season, The Elias Sports Bureau ranks all MLB players numerically based on a bunch of stats. Every player is categorized in one of five position groups and by league. The rankings cover a two-year time period. They are used to determine whether free agents are Type A, Type B, or neither. If you'd like a reminder on how draft pick compensation works, read up here.
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/07/free-agent-comp.html

Eddie Bajek of Detroit Tigers Thoughts reverse-engineered the Elias Rankings last year. Eddie's incredible work was made possible in large part due to information provided by ESPN's Keith Law. Eddie is now providing the rankings exclusively to MLB Trade Rumors. Today's snapshot covers the beginning of the 2008 season through July 11th of 2009. So the rankings will obviously change over the next few months.

Click here to see the latest Elias Rankings.

http://www.scribd.com/full/17307814?access_key=key-b51zwnu6cmptu1y7vn6
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Benihana
07-13-2009, 10:46 AM
MLBTraderumors has posted projections for all players in the majors and where they stand currently on the Elias Scoring System. As of today, David Weathers and Ramon Hernandez are both Type B and Arthur Rhodes would be a Type A. Hernandez is very close to being a Type A.

http://www.scribd.com/full/17307814?access_key=key-b51zwnu6cmptu1y7vn6

My question is this: For guys like Hernandez who have an option, would it be possible for the Reds to buy out his option, offer him arbitration, and still get the comp picks if he declines? Could the Reds work this out with him beforehand? (I doubt it but it may be worth a shot.)

Also, what is the contract status of Weathers and Rhodes? Are both signed for 2010 and therefore ineligible for FA compensation this offseason? If they are eligible, could the Reds be looking at a potential draft pick haul like they had in 2007? That would be nice...

Will M
07-13-2009, 10:49 AM
MLBTraderumors has posted projections for all players in the majors and where they stand currently on the Elias Scoring System. As of today, David Weathers and Ramon Hernandez are both Type B and Arthur Rhodes would be a Type A. Hernandez is very close to being a Type A.

http://www.scribd.com/full/17307814?access_key=key-b51zwnu6cmptu1y7vn6

My question is this: For guys like Hernandez who have an option, would it be possible for the Reds to buy out his option, offer him arbitration, and still get the comp picks if he declines? Could the Reds work this out with him beforehand? (I doubt it but it may be worth a shot.)

Also, what is the contract status of Weathers and Rhodes? Are both signed for 2010 and therefore ineligible for FA compensation this offseason? If they are eligible, could the Reds be looking at a potential draft pick haul like they had in 2007? That would be nice...

weathers is a FA after this year

Rhodes is signed through next year

Degenerate39
07-13-2009, 10:54 AM
Hopefully we won't see Weathers back again with all of the good bullpen prospects the Reds already have.

Benihana
07-13-2009, 11:04 AM
Hopefully we won't see Weathers back again with all of the good bullpen prospects the Reds already have.

Agreed, but is it worth risking for the draft picks again?