Originally Posted by Joseph
Just so its clear and asked early, he's in the same situation as Bronson, ie was not eligible for free agency when he signed his LTC and can NOT opt out, correct?
I would like to get Haren. Hamilton and Cueto work for me.
I believe it's a function of service time. I think if you have 6 years of service time when traded, and you have a multiyear contract you can opt out at the end of the season.. That's the situation Neagle was in.
Now, I think it's service time when traded, not when the contract is signed. But I could be wrong.
Also, I seem to remember reading something about baseball tweaking that rule since Neagle used it as leverage against the REds, but I'm not 100% sure.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!