Francisco Cordero and Ramon Hernandez were Type A free agents. Under the new CBA rules, they’re now Type B. The new rules are both good and bad for the Reds. The bad news is, if we had arbitration, we now would get a lesser pick. The good news is, because we probably weren’t going to offer arbitration to either Hernandez or Cordero, we will now at least get some form of compensation.
The Reds have a few other Type B guys. Matt Capps, Octavio Dotel and Darren Oliver are also Type B’s. So the Reds should get plenty of those sandwich compensation picks in the 2012 draft. Hopefully they can put them to good use.