Originally Posted by camisadelgolf
Both Duran and Rodriguez are eligible for the rule five draft this year, which is why they're being rushed through the system--to find out whether they should be protected or not.
Other than Junior Arias, they look like the only legitimate positional prospects the Reds have eligible for the rule five draft this year. However, the pitching is a completely different story. There are about a dozen relief prospects who are going to be considered for the draft, and I'd be shocked if the Reds retained all of them.
Time to thin the herd a bit and use a few in deals or as sweeteners in larger trades.