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    Out of options

    Not sure if this has been covered on another thread yet or not, but according to the official Spring Training Notebook sent out by Rob Butcher, there are only 10 players on the 40-man roster that don't have options, if it would make a difference for last-minute transactions close to Opening Day:

    Bronson Arroyo, Juan Castro, Francisco Cordero, Ryan Freel, Scott Hatteberg, Jeff Keppinger, Brandon Phillips, David Ross, Javier Valentin and David Weathers

    Of course, looking at the list, you have to figure the roster spots for most of all these are pretty well set, barring injury or trade. < That's the consensus opinion reading other people's 25-man predictions, not mine (of course, we all know Castro wouldn't have much of a fan club if a poll was taken of all the RedZoners though).
    Quote Originally Posted by Natty Redlocks
    I'm convinced Jay Bruce could homer every single time up the rest of the spring and cure cancer in his spare time and still not make the team.

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    Re: Out of options

    Stanton has options?!

    Well... if we don't want to drop the contract, that might be one way not to waste the roster spot.

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    I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.

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    Re: Out of options

    Quote Originally Posted by I(heart)Freel View Post
    Stanton has options?!

    Well... if we don't want to drop the contract, that might be one way not to waste the roster spot.

    Giddyup.
    He can refuse an assignment to the minors, so that play won't work...

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    Re: Out of options

    Quote Originally Posted by BLEEDS View Post
    He can refuse an assignment to the minors, so that play won't work...

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    In that case, wouldn't he be a free agent, and the Reds would be rid of that awful contract?

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    Re: Out of options

    Quote Originally Posted by AmarilloRed View Post
    In that case, wouldn't he be a free agent, and the Reds would be rid of that awful contract?

    Not sure, although if it were the case, I"m sure they would have done it. I believe his contract is guaranteed (like all baseball contracts are) so not sure of the implications.

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    I think that in a year or two, one of these guys - Frazier, Dorn, Valaika, Cumberland, Stubbs - will be ready to replace Dunn. They won't hit as many home runs as Dunn, but they should have similar OPS. - 757690, July 22, 2008

    Alonso will be playing 1B for the REDS and batting 4th one year from today. - Kingspoint, July 9, 2009


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