Originally Posted by Benihana
To say it another way, I would offer arb to both of them in order to get the draft pick compensation, and would feel confident that either could still be traded if they accept. I would not plan on either being on the team next year, despite my wish to offer them arb.
For years the reds as a franchise were so bad that we just got used to doing it this way. That time is over. The franchise needs to make decisions based on who they want on the 25 man roster and trust that player development will do their part.
I think they have to let one of either Hernandez or Hanigan go in order to make room for a AAA catcher that is hitting 320/399/536 and has already burned an option year.
I don't think there is any question that the front office will pick up Brandon Phillip's option.
Cordero is the interesting one. I wouldn't pick up that option, but I can understand that there are decent reasons to do so.