Originally Posted by Benihana
Don't forget Reds would get a first round pick for Garza with a qualifying offer.
I think they changed the rules.
If you trade for a pending FA after the season starts, you don't get a chance to offer arbitration and get the draft pick. I don't remember it exactly, but if the Reds got Garza tomorrow, I'm pretty sure, they can't make a qualifying offer and get a pick.
Thank you Walt and Bob for going for it in 2012 AND 2013!
Nov. 13, 2007: One of the greatest days in Reds history: John Allen gets the boot!