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.


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?