Javier Valentin Rumors
According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Reds have to make decisions on the options for Adam Dunn, Scott Hatteberg, Eddie Guardado, and Javier Valentin by November 4th.
- Dunn is the big one; his is for $13MM with a $0.5MM buyout. This is an easy decision to exercise, though it will cause full no-trade protection to kick in until June 15th. After that he gets to choose 10 clubs to which he would accept a trade. But I think that if the Reds want him out of town the two parties will find a way to make it work (ie, they'll give him a million or two extra).
- Hatteberg's option is for $1.85MM with a $0.15MM buyout. This is so cheap it's hard to decline, even if Joey Votto is ready. The Reds could definitely exercise it and trade Hatteberg at their discretion. The market for first basemen is weak.
- Everyday Eddie has a $3MM club option with no apparent buyout. He didn't show anything, so I'm guessing the Reds will pass.
- Valentin's option is for $1.35MM with a $75K buyout. I imagine they'll exercise it.
- Since we are talking about options, I should add that Moises Alou's is due on November 15th. His is for $7.5MM vs. a $1MM buyout.
- Additionally in that same Fay article, Baker denies any tampering with Kerry Wood or Mark Prior. They didn't talk about coming to the Reds, and Baker has spoken to over 40 players since he was hired.
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