Though rival teams were surprised to see the Reds agree to terms with Ryan Madson, the move will help the team stockpile draft picks. They’ll obtain a compensatory pick when Francisco Cordero signs elsewhere and could obtain two more picks if they tender Madson a contract next offseason and he leaves as a free agent.
The Reds are going to attempt to turn Aroldis Chapman into a starter this Spring Training, though there’s some skepticism he’ll thrive in the rotation.
#Phillies get sandwich & 2nd-rder for Madson going to #Reds. As of now, those would be picks 38 & 72. #mlbdraft
With modified Type A free agent Ryan Madson leaving the Phillies for the Reds, only seven remaining compensation free agents remain on the market. Philadelphia will receive sandwich- and second-round picks for the loss of Madson. The updated draft order is below:
13. White Sox
17. Blue Jays
19. Cardinals (from Angels for Albert Pujols, Type A)
22. Blue Jays (for failure to sign 2011 first-rounder Tyler Beede)
24. Red Sox
31. Red Sox (from Phillies for Jonathan Papelbon, Type A)
Supplemental First Round
32. Twins (for Michael Cuddyer, modified Type A, to Rockies)
33. Padres (for Heath Bell, modified Type A, to Marlins)
34. Athletics (for Josh Willingham, modified Type A, to Twins)
35. Mets (for Jose Reyes, Type A, to Marlins)
36. Cardinals (for Pujols)
37. Red Sox (for Papelbon)
38. Rangers (for C.J. Wilson, Type A, to Angels)
39. Phillies (for Ryan Madson, modified Type A, to Reds)
40. Astros (for Clint Barmes, Type B, to Pirates)
41. Twins (for Jason Kubel, Type B, to Diamondbacks)
42. Cubs (for Aramis Ramirez, Type B, to Brewers)
43. Padres (for Aaron Harang, Type B, to Dodgers)
44. Pirates (for Ryan Doumit, Type B, to Twins)
45. Rockies (for Mark Ellis, Type B, to Dodgers)
46. Athletics (for David DeJesus, Type B, to Cubs)
47. White Sox (for Mark Buehrle, Type B, to Marlins)
48. Reds (for Ramon Hernandez, Type B, to Rockies)
49. Blue Jays (for Frank Francisco, Type B, to Mets)
50. Dodgers (for Rod Barajas, Type B, to Pirates)
51. Cardinals (for Octavio Dotel, Type B, to Tigers)
52. Rangers (for Darren Oliver, Type B, to Blue Jays)
53. Blue Jays (for Jon Rauch, Type B, to Mets)
54. Blue Jays (for Jose Molina, Type B, to Rays)
55. Padres (for failure to sign 2011 sandwich-rounder Brett Austin)
57. Athletics (for Willingham)
65. Padres (for Bell)
66. Mets (from Marlins for Reyes)
67. Twins (for Cuddyer)
72. Phillies (for Madson)
78. Rangers (from Angels for Wilson)
89. Yankees (for failure to sign 2011 second-rounder Sam Stafford)
Supplemental Third Round
121. Mariners (for failure to sign 2011 third-rounder Kevin Cron)
122. Marlins (for failure to sign 2011 third-rounder Connor Barron)
123. Rockies (for failure to sign 2011 third-rounder Peter O'Brien)
Remaining Compensation Free Agents
Brewers: Prince Fielder (A).
Cardinals: Edwin Jackson (B).
Cubs: Carlos Pena (B).
Phillies: Raul Ibanez (B).
Pirates: Derrek Lee (B).
Red Sox: Dan Wheeler (B).
Reds: Francisco Cordero (B).
A* indicates modified Type A free agent.
Every pick in the first 10 rounds is assigned a value, which ranges from $7.2 million for the No. 1 overall choice to $125,000 for the final pick in the 10th round. Those values are totaled to determine each team's draft pool. If a club exceeds its draft pool, it will receive penalties ranging from a 75-percent tax on the overage (for a 0-5 percent overage) to the loss of two first-round picks and a 100-percent tax on the overage (for an overage of 15 percent or more).
After the 10th round, teams can sign players for up to $100,000 without it affecting their draft pool. Any bonus money over $100,000 will count against the draft pool.
Under the old rules, the Cubs merely drew the commissioner's office's ire when they gave 14th-rounder Dillon Maples $2.5 million last August. With the new system, that bonus would count as $2.4 million toward Chicago's draft pool for the first 10 rounds. That almost certainly would cost the Cubs a pair of first-round choices, a price they probably wouldn't be willing to pay.
This June the Tigers will surrender their first round pick (27th overall) to the Brewers, who offered Fielder arbitration earlier in the offseason. Milwaukee will also obtain a second compensatory pick for losing Fielder, the seventh overall selection in the 2002 draft. Fielder is among the Brewers' all-time leaders in many offensive categories, including home runs (230), on-base percentage (.390), sluggling percentage (.540) and walks (566).
Though the Blue Jays won't have to surrender a draft pick to sign Cordero, the Reds will obtain a supplementary first round pick because of the modified procedure for Type A free agents under baseball's new collective bargaining agreement.
So the Reds pick for Cordero should be top 40?
http://www.mymlbdraft.com/2012-mlb-draft-order, Reds will get #56 for Coco. I thought it would be higher (early 40s)?? Oh well.
Regardless, I believe the Reds would then have #14, #49, #56, and #75 in the upcoming draft. By comparison, that's four picks before the Reds were able to take their second player (Zach Stewart) in 2008.
Prettay, prettay good!
Last edited by Benihana; 01-25-2012 at 11:22 AM.
I wonder what direction they'll take. Offense vs Pitching, HS vs college. Perhaps that's for another thread.
As I mentioned earlier, big stick Victor Roache is the only college guy I really like for the Reds at 14. The rest of the guys I really like at this very early point (ie VERY subject to change) are HS guys like Buxton, Gioloto, etc.
Of course, as always, BPA takes the day.
• The draft has been reduced from 50 to 40 rounds.
• Any attempt to circumvent the draft cap, such as an under-the-table agreement, is expressly prohibited.
• Teams get an extra year of protection for compensation picks for failure to sign draftees from the first three rounds. For example, the Blue Jays get the 22nd pick in 2012 after not signing No. 21 overall choice Tyler Beede in 2011. If Toronto can't come to terms with the compensation selection, it would get another one in 2013.