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Tom Servo
12-01-2012, 07:25 AM
http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/12/01/fridays-non-tendered-players-continuously-updated/


Reds non-tendered OF Denis Phipps and INF-OF Kristopher Negron.
Two expendable players. Phipps has a little pop and enough range to handle center on a part-time basis, but he just isnít good enough in any one area to carve out a career. The 26-year-old Negron is very versatile, but heís posted OPSs of .607 and .628 in two years in Triple-A.

RedLegsToday
12-01-2012, 08:58 AM
does that bring the 40-man roster down to 37? Go Walt! Fill those spots at the winter meetings!

mth123
12-01-2012, 09:16 AM
does that bring the 40-man roster down to 37? Go Walt! Fill those spots at the winter meetings!

38 I think. Adding the kids (Corcino, Y-Rod, etc.) made it 39 and signing Broxton made it 40.

I'm guessing the Reds will fill one spot prior to the Rule 5 draft. My guess is Scott Rolen.

_Sir_Charles_
12-01-2012, 09:42 AM
I think Broxton occupies 2 spots on the roster. :O)

Tom Servo
12-01-2012, 09:46 AM
Reds signed OF Denis Phipps to a minor league contract.
Phipps, 27, appeared in eight games with the Reds last season as a September callup. He'll return on a non-guaranteed deal after being non-tendered.

mth123
12-01-2012, 09:47 AM
Reds signed OF Denis Phipps to a minor league contract.
Phipps, 27, appeared in eight games with the Reds last season as a September callup. He'll return on a non-guaranteed deal after being non-tendered.

According to MLB Traderumors, Negron signed a minor league deal too.

Gallen5862
12-01-2012, 10:44 AM
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/

Reds Non-Tender Then Re-Sign Phipps & Negron
By Mike Axisa [December 1 at 8:23am CST]
The Reds non-tendered both Denis Phipps and Kris Negron prior to last night's deadline, reports MLB.com's Mark Sheldon. Both players then re-signed with the club on minor league contracts with invitations to Spring Training.

Scrap Irony
12-01-2012, 12:34 PM
Removing the chaff is a good idea.

Perhaps Jocketty is just being extra-prepared as he enters the GM Meetings in Nashville. He would have done this earlier, IMO, if he were worried about the Rule V Draft, so this is done for one of two purposes:

1) Trades wherein he'd receive multiple players back already on the 40-man roster of other teams.
2) Signing free agents.

Might that mean a CF and a LF are soon in the fold?

RedsManRick
12-01-2012, 02:32 PM
Nice. Good org guys, but not 40 man worthy.

Nathan
12-01-2012, 04:05 PM
Would that make them Rule V eligible?

UKFlounder
12-01-2012, 04:35 PM
Wasn't yesterday the non-tender deadline? Perhaps he just waited until the deadline day to Matt the moves officially. I think other teams did the same.


Removing the chaff is a good idea.

Perhaps Jocketty is just being extra-prepared as he enters the GM Meetings in Nashville. He would have done this earlier, IMO, if he were worried about the Rule V Draft, so this is done for one of two purposes:

1) Trades wherein he'd receive multiple players back already on the 40-man roster of other teams.
2) Signing free agents.

Might that mean a CF and a LF are soon in the fold?

camisadelgolf
12-01-2012, 05:28 PM
Would that make them Rule V eligible?
Yes.

RedsManRick
12-01-2012, 07:11 PM
Yes.

Could definitely see Phipps taken in Rule V. Easy as defensive replacement 5th OF.

The Voice of IH
12-01-2012, 08:09 PM
Can someone please explain to me what this means to the organization as a whole?

Does it give the Reds more roster spots? Sorry, I don't really understand all of these front office terms.

Nathan
12-01-2012, 08:33 PM
Can someone please explain to me what this means to the organization as a whole?

Does it give the Reds more roster spots? Sorry, I don't really understand all of these front office terms.

Basically, they didn't offer them major league contracts for 2013, which allowed them to become free agents. Then they turned around and resigned them to Minor League deals, which took them off the 40 man roster. Yes, it gives them 2 extra spots on the 40 man roster.

The Voice of IH
12-01-2012, 10:25 PM
Thanks man