Checking in on the Rule Vers

The faulty A-Rod/Jeter comparison
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Chad Jennings has done a stellar job this spring of covering how former Yankee farmhands are doing as they attempt to break camp with other teams. Today, he has up his best recap yet. He e-mailed some top bloggers of other teams to get their assessments of the Yanks’ Rule V victims. To sum: Aaron Gleeman thinks Jason Jones is a long shot for the Twins; FishStripes doesn’t like Zack Kroenke’s chances with the Marlins; U.S.S. Mariner is 50-50 on Reegie Corona; and Ducksnorts likes Ivan Nova‘s chances in San Diego. Check out the post for more. Great idea and great execution from Jennings.

The faulty A-Rod/Jeter comparison
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  • http://statspeak.net dan

    I always thought it was actually “Rule 5″ and not “Rule V.” (yes, I realize I’m just being annoying)

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I think in the MLB rules, it’s demarcated as Rule V, but they changed it colloquially to Rule 5 because everyone kept pronouncing Rule Vee. It’s a Roman Numeral.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I read the title and I was like, “What the hell is a ‘rule vers’, and how do you check on one? Is that short for ‘rule universe’? WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU SAYING, BEN!?!?!?!”

      • http://statspeak.net dan

        I was actually basing that off something Mike said in a post for (I think) 2007’s rule VFive5 draft.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Corona probably sticks as a pinch-runner/defensive sub, at least for the few months that he has to be on the roster (they can stash him on the DL for a while and still meet the Rule 5 requirement).

    Can the Mariners just “put” Corona on the DL? Doesn’t he have to actually be injured in some way? I’m sure the union would file a grievance if teams were putting healthy players on the disabled list in order to skirt collectively bargained roster management rules and regulations.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      It’s okay if it only screws the Yankees.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Teams manipulate Rule 5 shenanigans like that all the time. The standards for reporting an injury are incredibly lax.

    • A.D.

      Plus I thought the requirements were actually not that lean, that they had to be on the roster for a good majority of the season, and they had to make up time the following year if they missed time.

  • mryankee

    I was wondering what anybody thought about adding Barry Bonds-I know it sounds crazy because of teh circus, but the circus is already here so what the hell-if Arod cannot play and needs surgery-trade an outfielder preferable melky cabrera and add bonds for short money use him as a dh-Nady in Left Gardner in Center and plateoon swisher and Matsui or use Matsui as a bench player-Another thought was Miguel Tejada

    • jsbrendog

      bonds = no never no how not happening in this lifetme

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      From a guy who advocated hard to sign Barry Bonds during the 2008 season, it pains me to say this, but:

      All of this is batshit insane.

    • Drew

      Man I wanted this to happen for a long time but now, given Arod’s admission,there is even less of a chance of it happening.
      If it was a 5% possibility before Arod’s story, now there is about .0003%. But we can still dream.

  • A.D.

    Its going to be a little awkward for Jason Jones to return after his comments earlier this offseason.

    Maybe the Yanks get their 50K when he gets returned, and turn around and trade him back to the Twins.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Maybe we could trade him for 10 maple bats:

      http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,504354,00.html

    • Bill

      There’s really no room in the system for Jones anyway. He’s behind guys like Aceves, Giese, and Albaladejo for a long relief job. The AAA rotation is already fairly crowded and we don’t need the extra depth in the bullpen either.

      I think if the Twins wanted to keep him we could arrange a trade for a low level prospect. If not we may just outright release him. It wouldn’t hurt to have the extra depth, but he has no future and really no present with this team and comments since leaving certainly don’t help in that regard.

      Its a similar situation for Kroenke. If he doesn’t make it we may keep him around as an extra lefty, but there are a bunch of relief options ahead of him including lefties like Marte, Coke, and Dunn.

      Nova is the guy I really want back, but I don’t think that is going to happen. The Padres might as well keep him they aren’t going anywhere this year and they certainly don’t have more talented players beating down the door. I really hope they don’t keep him but they probably will.

      Corona is a guy I’d like to have back. He’d give us another UTIL INF option to go along with Ransom, Russo, and Pena. With ARod’s injury INF depth is definitely a plus. But again he is on a team going nowhere as well so they may stick with him if they can squeeze him onto their roster.