Re: Decision on Gomes soon?
Originally Posted by Guacarock
By the way, the Reds also face the same Dec. 12 deadline for decision-making on a few other arb-eligible players. Relief pitchers Jared Burton and Nick Masset fall into the same class as Gomes. I believe Bill Bray might also be among this group. Micah Owings came close to joining the group, but fell just short of amassing enough playing time for arbitration to be an option for him.
If the team decided to use up a 40 man spot on these guys when they said they had more guys they would have liked to protect, why would they non-tender these guys a few days after the Rule 5 draft? Should have just cut them loose earlier if they weren't going to keep them so that they could free those roster spots. I don't see the Reds non-tendering these guys now (though they may do one before the draft so that they could pick a guy), but I guess I shouldn't put anything past the GM who signed Willy T.
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