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    Thursday is a big day -

    Carlos Pena's future as a Detroit Tigers first baseman is no more, or less, certain this week than it was when spring training convened a month ago. Various reports have suggested Pena will be released Thursday, the final day players under contract for 2006 can be jettisoned for one-sixth of the salary owed them. -- Detroit News

    Carlos Pena is not coming to Cincinnati, that is not why Thursday is a big day.

    Thursday is a day that can be a benefit to the Reds and either Eric Milton, Tony Womack, or whomever they feel necessary to cut. The dollars will not be as hurtful, if the cut is done on Thursday.

    In reality, nothing is going to happen. However, the thought is out there.
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    Wow! I never heard about that rule.

    I'm thoroughly surprised that the Reds haven't taken advantage of it in years past. And even more suprised that they won't take advantage of it this year... but like you said, we all know they won't.

    Sounds like a gift to me.
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    That rule does not apply to players on multi-year deals (like Milton). I'm not sure if it applies to Womack either. Generally it's for player who are inside the free agency window.
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    Carlos Pena is not coming to Cincinnati, that is not why Thursday is a big day.

    Thursday is a day that can be a benefit to the Reds and either Eric Milton, Tony Womack, or whomever they feel necessary to cut. The dollars will not be as hurtful, if the cut is done on Thursday.

    In reality, nothing is going to happen. However, the thought is out there.

    How does a contract guarantee play in this? Does Womack (for example) have a guaranteed contract?
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    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    That rule does not apply to players on multi-year deals (like Milton). I'm not sure if it applies to Womack either. Generally it's for player who are inside the free agency window.
    Oh. That explains it.

    Thanks.
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    Reds owe Eric Milton whether he plays for them or not.

    If cut, we either owe him everything on his contract (if he doesn't play) or everything on his contract less the major league minimum salary (if he's picked up by another club)

    this isn't the NFL

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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by M2
    That rule does not apply to players on multi-year deals (like Milton). I'm not sure if it applies to Womack either.
    Womack is in the 2nd year of a 2 year deal and the Reds are on the hook to pay him a cool million. I still wish they'd just cut him.
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by TeamBoone
    Wow! I never heard about that rule.

    I'm thoroughly surprised that the Reds haven't taken advantage of it in years past. And even more suprised that they won't take advantage of it this year... but like you said, we all know they won't.

    Sounds like a gift to me.
    I think they did with Jose Guillen the spring of his breakout year but they ended up re-signing him to a minor league deal. Likewise with John VanderWal.
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Rats - I forgot about the multi-year deal part.

    sorry for the false hope everyone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    Rats - I forgot about the multi-year deal part.

    sorry for the false hope everyone.
    I'm going to neg you for that.
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R
    I'm going to neg you for that.
    Stand in line .......
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    Stand in line .......
    should have saved it for April 1st.
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by Heath
    Rats - I forgot about the multi-year deal part.

    sorry for the false hope everyone.
    Don't make us send this guy for you
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed
    Don't make us send this guy for you
    Is that Dick Cheney?
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    Re: Thursday is a big day -

    Yes.

    Yes it is.
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