Originally Posted by OnBaseMachine
I'd prefer to hang onto Heisey as I think he could develop into a decent major leaguer. I'd offer Freel + Watson and see if they bite. If they absolutely insist on Heisey being in the deal then I may bite, especially if he really is a Type A FA.
He is... http://www.nypost.com/seven/11042008...ngs_136998.htm
Hernandez's last two seasons were down years and they still netted him Type A status this year, so barring injury next year it's likely he'd qualify as a Type A guy again.
But my question still stands, are the Reds allowed to decline his option for 2010 and then turn around and offer him arb?