Chicago Cubs Roll the Rule 5 Draft Dice… Again

Posted: 10th December 2009 by TAB BAMFORD in MLB
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On Thursday morning, Major League Baseball held their annual Rule 5 Draft, in which teams can pirate other teams' minor leaguers for nothing. The deal with the Rule 5 Draft is that any player selected must be on the selecting team's major league roster for the full season, or the selecting team is forced to send said player back to their original team with cash considerations. Last year, the Cubs selected David Patton, who had an incredible spring and then disappeared because of "injuries" and poor performance. This morning, the Cubs selected Mike Parisi out of the St. Louis Cardinals organization. Parisi, a right-hander whoáwill be 27 in April, and was 3-2 with a 4.44 ERA in winter ball, allowing opposing batters to hit .257 in seven major league relief appearances. That begs the same qu ...

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