Re: Denis Phipps and Kris Negron non-tendered; both resigned to minor league deals
Removing the chaff is a good idea.
Perhaps Jocketty is just being extra-prepared as he enters the GM Meetings in Nashville. He would have done this earlier, IMO, if he were worried about the Rule V Draft, so this is done for one of two purposes:
1) Trades wherein he'd receive multiple players back already on the 40-man roster of other teams.
2) Signing free agents.
Might that mean a CF and a LF are soon in the fold?
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