Wasn't yesterday the non-tender deadline? Perhaps he just waited until the deadline day to Matt the moves officially. I think other teams did the same.
Originally Posted by Scrap Irony
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?