Re: Reds, Encarnacion Work Out Deal
I guess they don't think much of these "young third sackers'" short term prospects or they wouldn't have re-upped him for 2 years.
I don't think that's it. Provided his performance doesn't fall off a cliff, the contract will make EdE easier to trade than if he were scheduled for arbitration again next year. Of the 3B prospects, only Frazier might be ready by the beginning of 2010. Francisco and Soto are going to need more time.
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