Originally Posted by Benihana
I wouldn't be concerned about losing Soto in the Rule V draft, and therefore would not take up a 40 man space with him. While he's showing signs of a nice bounceback year, he is a 1B who hasn't OPS'd over 800 since he was a 19-year old in Dayton three years ago. If some team wants to try him on their major league roster, good luck to them!
Also, with a strong showing in Carolina the rest of the way this year, Grandal could be in Louisville to start 2012. No need to rush him given our catching depth, but if he's there, he's there.
I was actually wrong, Soto isn't eligible for the Rule V Draft this off-season. He will next off-season, however. People I've talked to see Soto as a young Derek Lee. Minus the glove, though.