Two Ugly Words in a Small Market Team's Vocabulary: Service Time


As our good friends at MLBTradeRumors have meritoriously compiled (and reported, obviously), the issue of service time among top-prospects is one of the larger, more important topics on the minds of GMs this time of year. The Reds are fortunate enough to have a top Catching prospect in Devin Mesoraco. If you were Walt Jocketty, would you keep him in AAA until late-May to have him under control for an additional year? Would you sign Pudge Rodriguez to split time with Hanigan until then? Is this precisely why the Reds signed Dioner Navarro? Hmm...Votto window...