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Thursday, December 12, 2019

2019 MLB Rule 5 Draft | MLB.com

Major League Phase

Round 1
1. Tigers: RHP Rony Garcia (Yankees)
2. Orioles: RHP Brandon Bailey (Astros)
3. Marlins: RHP Sterling Sharp (Nationals’ #13 prospect)
4. Royals: RHP Stephen Woods (Rays)
5. Mariners: RHP Yohan Ramirez (Astros)
6. Reds: OF Mark Payton (A’s)
7. Giants: RHP Danny Jimenez (Blue Jays)
8. Phillies: SS Vimael Machin (Cubs)
9. Cubs: RHP Trevor Megill (Padres)
10. Red Sox: SS Jonathan Arauz (Astros)

Round 2
1. Orioles: Michael Rucker (Cubs)

Jim Furtado Posted: December 12, 2019 at 01:04 PM | 33 comment(s)
  Beats: rule 5 draft

Friday, December 06, 2019

Ahoy, San Diego: 2019 Winter Meetings Preview

Commentary on what to expect from the Winter Meetings- here is a sample of this approach:

Major League Baseball vs. Minor League Baseball

One thing a lot of people don’t know about the Winter Meetings is that it’s put on, primarily, by Minor League Baseball as an organization and the vast majority of the people on the ground at the Winter Meetings either run or work for or are trying to sell stuff to minor league teams. Almost every team’s owner comes and brings along some staffers. Coaches, trainers, scouts, and other team employees who spend most of their year out in the bushes as opposed to back at the big club’s home base attend meetings and hobnob with one another.

Normally that’s all pretty routine. This year, however, it probably won’t be thanks to Rob Manfred’s plan to contract 42 minor league clubs and rearrange a great many more of them across levels and leagues.

As we noted earlier today, that scheme has set off a political firestorm and is no doubt the top agenda item and point of concern for every single minor league official and employee at the Winter Meetings. There are, reportedly, already meetings going on in San Diego about all of this. Expect some news about it at any point in the next week. At this point I’d expect anything from Manfred totally scrapping the plan, to him doubling down on it, to reports of general acrimony and possible legal action and everything in between.

 

QLE Posted: December 06, 2019 at 11:21 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: business, free agents, hall of fame, managers, minor leagues, rule 5 draft, trades, winter meetings

 

 

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