Who Should the New York Yankees Protect for the Rule Five Draft?

Posted: 18th November 2009 by Greg Fertel in MLB
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To start, if you're wondering what the Rule Five draft is, you can read this Wikipedia article for a quick explanation. In short, it's a way for players who are stuck in an organization to quickly advance to the major leaguesáwith another team. If a player is selected, they have to remain in the majors for the entire season. If the team can't keep them there, they are offered back to the original organization. In 2008, the Yankees lost Reegie Corona, Ivan Nova, Zach Kroenke, and Jason Jones in the Rule Five draft.á The Yankees took the first three back, and worked out a deal with the Twins to let them retain Jason Jones. There are three players eligible for the Rule Five draft who are locks to be added to the 40 man roster. I believe that the deadline for them to be added is Nov. 20, and ...

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