Daily Archives: November 19, 2018

Minor League Discussion: Week of November 19, 2018

Tuesday is the deadline for roster expansion to 40 players prior to the Rule 5 Draft.  The Phillies 40-man roster stands at 34 players.  This deadline can effect up to 6 minor league players exposed to the Rule 5 Draft.  Adonis Medina is probably the only lock.  Other pitchers who may have worked their way into the conversation are Luke Leftwich, Tyler Viza, Seth McGarry, Edgar Garcia, Tom Eshelman, and maybe Alejandro Requena.  Among position players, maybe catchers Austin Bossart, Edgar Cabral, and Deivi Grullon will get consideration.  I don’t think Arquimedes Gamboa is likely to need protection.  A dark horse could be Jose Pujols. Continue reading Minor League Discussion: Week of November 19, 2018

Open Discussion: Week of November 19, 2018

The Hot Stove Season continues.  Tuesday is the deadline for organizations to expand and submit their 40-man rosters prior to the Rule 5 Draft.

This does not mean that a 40-man roster can’t change before the Rule 5 Draft.  Free agent signings and some types of player trades will require that players be added to a team’s 40-man roster.  So, in some cases where there isn’t an empty spot on a 40-man roster, a player might find himself designated for assignment. Continue reading Open Discussion: Week of November 19, 2018