Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
I don't understand the minor league deal thing though. Unless they plan on making a trade in spring training, they should just offer him a major league deal now. He's going to be on the team when they come north anyway. Just doesn't make a lot of sense to me.

I was of the understanding that since they didn't offer him arbitration, they couldn't offer him a major league deal until sometime in May.