The Astros lose Bailey, Ramirez and Arauz in the Rule 5. Only 11 picks overall were made and 3 of those involved raiding from the Astros. Quite a commentary on the talent in the org even if it does hurt to lose those 3 guys (for now anyway).
Since we got Bailey in exchange for Laureano to avoid him going in the rule 5 draft last year, if Bailey sticks wit Baltimore, it will be the same as if Laureano had gone in the rule 5 draft. All we get is 100K for the draft pick.
Correct! What would have hurt mist is to put them on the 40 man and then have to DFA them to make room for a starter or a catcher. Then you don’t get squat for them. Here you get 100K and first rights of they don’t make it. It hurts depth but again I don’t expect 2 of the 3 to stay on the other team for a full MLB season.
The players’ union extended the offer to players on the 40-man who had been optioned to the minors and also to non-roster players who were in camp as of March 13, so long as they were a free agent in the winter and had been on a major-league roster or injured list at the end of the 2019 season…It seemed like a fairly inclusive list for anyone who had been on a 40-man roster in 2020 — but it missed one small subset: Players selected in the Rule 5 draft in December, who were placed on the 40-man by the claiming team and then were taken off that roster before March 13.