Cordero and Hernandez both in an elite sub-elite group of free agents


It was more than a little unclear what the new rules would be after Ramon and CoCo were downgraded to Type B free agents under the new CBA, but MLB Trade Rumors confirmed what the Enquirer reported previously: the Reds don't have to offer arbitration in order to get compensation picks in the form of supplemental draft picks if they leave. This is a good outcome for the Reds, especially since they had no intention of extending an arb offer to Cordero under the previous CBA.