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The Rule 5 draft

10.12.2009 3 comments

At 9 a.m. the 30 teams will come together and try and find the proverbial diamond in the haystack. The Tigers have historically been fairly active on this front, none more so than in 2003 when the Tigers ended up with 3 rule 5’ers on their big league roster. Chris Shelton was also a rule 5 pick. This year the Tigers will just be watching and hoping not to lose any of their players.

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Minor notes: Protection, Bourquin, and the AFL

19.11.2009 15 comments

A look at some minor league notes including Scot Drucker’s modest proposal, Ronnie Bourquin’s suspension, and the AFL championship game.

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Winter meetings end with a bang (my head against the wall)

11.12.2008 82 comments

Things started out so promising with the acquisitions of Gerald Laird and Adam Everett. And they end so disappointingly with the loss of James Skelton and Matt Joyce. To be fair the Skelton thing was set in motion weeks ago when the Tigers chose not to protect a young athletic lefty catcher with a 416 […]

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Clarifying Luis Marte’s status

20.11.2008 3 comments

Earlier today I questioned the Tigers leaving Luis Marte off the 40 man roster and then exposing him to the rule 5 draft. Yeah, it turns out I was wrong. Jon Paul Morosi noted in his Baseball America chat today ($) that Marte wasn’t eligible. On Beck’s blog he mentioned my article and then later […]

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