BASELINE ITEMS; PLAYERS OUT OF OPTIONS
One of the more popular questions I’m regularly asked involves player options. What are they? How do they work? Who has them and who doesn’t?
If you’re wondering which Reds players are “out of options,” they are:
Last week, the Reds added six players to their 40-man roster. All of those players who were added to the roster would’ve been eligible for next month’s Rule 5 Draft.
Please note the qualifications of the Rule 5 Draft are based on calendar years, not contract years. For example, recently added 40-man roster players Didi Gregorius and Donald Lutz both signed in 2007. Even though they made their professional debuts in 2008, each would have been eligible for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft because they have been “under the club’s control” for 5 years (2007-2011).
This is how Reds Director of Brisk Walking Zach Bonkowski counts down to Redsfest…
…with photos of adorable kittens! Awww, Zach!
And just because…remember the SkyRosa?
Finally, we here at Better Off Red are saddened and stunned to learn of the passing of Mariners outfielder Greg Halman. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and fans.
More later. Don’t forget to send in your Redsfest Haikus!
Expect good news,