Re: Reds 40 Man Roster as of 8/1/09. What players need protection in Rule V draft?
I think the next two months determine whether Burton gets offered arbitration or not. I think Cincinnati is leaning, at this point, to not.
Agreed. I think I've come to appreciate, somewhat begrudgingly, the deliberation with which the team is moving in making certain roster decisions (not all). The Burton case is one, especially now that they've moved Roenicke and Stewart. Best to see if he can recapture the form that made him so solid in late 2007 and in stretches last year -- before moving on to experiments with other guys.
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