Re: The Official 'Who Do We Protect from the Rule Five Draft?' Thread
Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
Wells has 8-9 years in the majors, so he can be a free agent. Unless the Reds sign him during their exclusive negotiating window, he won't be on the 40-man -- he'll file for free agency.
This is a solid point and one I thought of. Wells has pitched well enough that he may be inclined to test the waters. But if the Reds are doing what is best for the reds (and the money is not too much) I'd rather have Wells on the 40 man than worrying about protecting Sam Lecure, Wilkin Castillo or Sean Watson. Its not Wood, Maloney or Ondrusek he'd be pushing off the roster, its some one who has already flamed out in the minors.
"All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH
Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS