Re: If you could only keep one of either Leake or Bailey......
Originally Posted by 757690
I tonight Leake has most of his options left. He's only been sent down once.
And the Reds were lucky this year in only needing 5 (plus one) starters all year. Very few teams start the season with the five starters they penciled in at the start of spring training.
I'm guessing the Reds keep all their starters, try Chapman as a starter in spring training, and worry about a glut if and when it happens before opening day.
It's not about how many options he has, it's that his 3-year option clock expires in the first week of April. That means to use one of his options, the Reds would have to clear waivers before optioning him.
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