Re: Decision on Gomes soon?
No, today is the deadline for teams to offer arbitration to their potential free-agents. Gomes falls in a different class of players, those who aren't yet eligible for free-agency but are eligible for arbitration. Teams have until Dec. 12 to either sign those players to a new contract, agree to enter arbitration with the player or else non-tender them. So the Reds still have some time to figure out what to do with Gomes -- bring him back for the 2010 season, trade him or cut him loose.