Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Rule 5 action

On the heels of McTaggart's new post, with the earlier news of taking Brad James off the 40-man, I'm going to agree with OremLK and go ahead and guess that the Astros will be active in the 2009 Rule V draft in a couple of weeks.

There are four spots available on the 40-man roster, and the Astros have not added Drew Locke, Koby Clemens, or Jon Gaston to the roster - guessing, hopefully correctly, that they wouldn't stick on a 25-man club for all of 2010.

That said, Fox Sports' Jon Paul Morosi is saying that Daniel Cabrera's live arm, nosebleed ERA, is looking for a 40-man roster spot. Whaddaya think?

Update: Everyone is correct, Gaston is not eligible for Rule V selection. I got carried away. It won't happen again. Until it does.

3 comments:

OremLK said...

I'm pretty sure Gaston is not eligible, fortunately. Locke is the only one in real danger of being picked I would say--but there are other interesting OFers available in the rule 5 as well, so he might slip through.

The Constable. said...

Sho nuff, you right. Gaston is not eligible for the Rule V - I got carried away.

Kelsey said...

Daniel Cabrera of the million dollar arm, ten cent head variety?