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John Fay has been the Reds beat writer for the Enquirer since 2001. Prior to that, he served in a variety of roles for the Enquirer: backup Reds writer, UC beat writer, backup Bengals writer and as a general assignment reporter. He is a Cincinnati native and a graduate of Elder High School and the University of Dayton.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007


I asked Wayne Krivsky if pitchers like Paul Wilson and Victor Santos have outs in their contracts if they don't make the club out of spring training. Wilson and Santos do.

He didn't want to give me a whole list of who does and doesn't. But it's common with veterans on minor league free agents. I'd guess the same is true of Dustin Hermanson and Brian Meadows. "With Wilson, we'd given him the option of going to Triple-A for month or whatever," Krivsky said.

Had Krivsky look at my projected roster. "Some will be right, some will be wrong." Not exactly high praise.


at 10:28 PM Anonymous Tom from Dayton said...

I guess I'll be the stupid boob and ask, but what does it mean to have an 'out' in a contract?

Does it mean that if they are assigned to the minors, they can get out of their contacts and be free agents?

I've always been confused by the contractual side of baseball, not familiar with all the terms.

at 11:16 PM Blogger Chris at Redleg Nation said...

I think you skipped a word or two from Krivsky's quote about Wilson. I can't tell what it means.

at 11:19 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I believe some guys like Belhorn ask to be told by March 15th.

at 12:58 PM Blogger John Fay said...

An "out" means they can become free agents rather than go to the minors. Fixed the quote, thanks.

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