Thursday, 18 November 2010

Important Days

A few things on my mind tonight.

Tomorrow at midnight, 40 man rosters have to be set to protect young players frm the Rule 5 draft. Among those who need to be protected if the jays don't want to risk losing them are the following (It's possible I don't have everyone, particularly among non-drafteee signings):

Adam Loewen
Brian Jeroloman
Alan Farina
Brad Emaus
Darin Mastroianni
Moises Sierra
Joel Carreno
Henderson Alvarez

That's eight candidates (that I've identified) and there are eight open spots on the 40 man roster. If you are wondering why someone like Shawn Hill was dropped, there's your answer. also, given that there's always the potential for free agent signings or trades to go down, some current roster members are still potential cuts (looking at you Luis Perez).

We'll find out soon which of these guys, if any, will be exposed (My guess is they will gamble on Jeroloman and Farina and protect the rest).

On another subject, there's much speculation about Justin Upton. I won't wax verbose about the idea except to say that very much approve of pursuing that possibility. Of course it's possible to overpay, but within reason - you have to try.

One final note: I don't wish to make a habit of cross-pollinating my blogs, but this being a special occasion - I'm go9ing to make an exception tonight. If you only ever read one example of my other blog - make it this one.


Mylegacy said...

Tammy - it's easy to see - as you say - why AA needs to clear so much room on the 40. Personally, I'd like us to keep all of those guys - however - also as you say - by spring the actual list of who is still in the organization will have undergone quite a metamorphosis.

As to Upton - wow. That would be very sweet indeed! Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I wonder if part of the push to trade for Davis was that it clears up a space on the 40-man (of course, I haven't actually checked that it has . . . )

Anonymous said...

Who would be worth giving up for Upton?