M’s pick, lose no one in Rule 5 draft

DMZ · December 8, 2005 at 8:31 am · Filed Under General baseball, Mariners 

Not a lot of movement in the major league portion, as it turns out. Baseball America’s got the list. Combined with their preview, you should be able to get a pretty good look at who went where, and why.

Updated: they’ve caught up with the minor-league portion now.
There, the M’s picked 2B Jason Bourgeois. And they’re getting pillaged for talent.

The A’s, as is their habit, are going nuts, picking in every round of the minor league portion.


24 Responses to “M’s pick, lose no one in Rule 5 draft”

  1. km4_1999 on December 8th, 2005 8:37 am

    Dave, what would be the reasoning behind not picking up a Barrett or Rodriguez. Our bullpen is already deep but we could make room for a lefty who throws 90 or a righty that hits mid 90s. I know we have some folks in the minors to bring up but it would make it easier to trade pieces of our pen? Just a thought, as I like guys who can throw mid 90s?

  2. Mike Snow on December 8th, 2005 8:40 am

    The reasoning would be that our 40-man roster is full (overfull, actually, as now we need to figure out what to do with Carvajal).

  3. MacMariner on December 8th, 2005 8:42 am

    I’m guessing the pick-up of Carvajal, made any bullpen pick-up less crucuial. Carvajal, was better than anyone available, Also, the 40 man roster was full.

  4. Dash on December 8th, 2005 8:52 am

    Carvajal takes JoeJessica’s spot on the 40.

  5. Mike Snow on December 8th, 2005 8:57 am

    Signing Moyer took Torrealba’s spot on the 40-man. That would probably be why Carvajal was a PTBNL, rather than named the day of the trade, because the Rockies had room and we didn’t. Now we need to take somebody off again for Carvajal.

  6. Mr. Egaas on December 8th, 2005 9:01 am

    If the Everett signing is true, we need room for him too. Possibly a trade brewing in the next week, getting multiple guys off of the 40-man.

  7. MacMariner on December 8th, 2005 9:33 am

    We didn’t lose anyone in the major league section but we did lose Tim Rall, Luis Soto and Aaron Rifkin from the San Antonio roster in the AAA phase and picked up 2B Jason Bourgeois from Braves also.

  8. MacMariner on December 8th, 2005 9:35 am

    Sorry Estelin Soto.

  9. David J Corcoran on December 8th, 2005 9:38 am

    Bourgeois isn’t the worst possible player to have pikced up.

    Harris DFAd to make room for Carvajal, BTW

  10. Mat on December 8th, 2005 12:05 pm

    What’s the best-case scenario on Bourgeois? A slightly better Bloomquist, or better?

  11. Jim Thomsen on December 8th, 2005 12:13 pm

    Is the draft over with? I see only a handful of players selected in the Double-A portion ….

  12. Mike Snow on December 8th, 2005 12:23 pm

    Just on the numbers, I don’t think Bourgeois at his best would outperform Bloomquist. He’ll help fill out the Tacoma infield.

  13. JTE on December 8th, 2005 1:01 pm

    I think you mean the Rule V draft.

  14. mike on December 8th, 2005 1:05 pm

    they DFA’d Jeff Harris to make room for Carvajal on the 40-man. He should sail through waivers.

  15. Bonefan on December 8th, 2005 2:06 pm

    Technically, for us to send down Bourgeois, we’d have to offer him back to ATL for $25k, and they would have to pass. Correct?

  16. Mat on December 8th, 2005 2:09 pm


  17. rlharr on December 8th, 2005 2:16 pm

    I’ve seen the rules for the major league portion of the Rule 5 draft, but never for the monor league portion. Could someone summarize them (sorry Dave!). How are minor league players eligible for the Rule 5 draft rather than free agents, in particular?

  18. DMZ on December 8th, 2005 2:22 pm

    Players chosen in the minor league portion of the Rule 5 draft do not have to be put on the 25-man roster.

  19. Mat on December 8th, 2005 2:34 pm

    Shoot, sorry for the misinformation. I’d momentarily forgot that it was the minor league portion.

  20. King Dog on December 8th, 2005 2:41 pm

    From what I could see, Bourgeois is a switch hitting pull-hitter with a little bit of speed, who’s played a lot of shortstop, but has a better FP at second, his range is graded at a “c”. He’s said to be a good clubhouse leader, but is inconsistent at the plate.

  21. Jon Wells on December 8th, 2005 3:31 pm

    Rule 5, Rule Five, Rule V, Rule Vee, with all the “confusion” ESPN (or more likely, the AP) has decided on a new name for it — “the Winter Meeting Draft”

    “Pittsburgh also released former starting third baseman Ty Wigginton to create a 40-man roster spot for pitcher Victor Santos, who was chosen in the WINTER MEETING draft.”


  22. Gag Harbor on December 8th, 2005 4:50 pm

    So what does USSM think of the pillaging that has occured to the Mariner’s system in the minor league portion?? I don’t think Rifkin is a big loss but overall does it feel bad or not so bad??

  23. Bongo on December 8th, 2005 10:04 pm

    Agree that Rifkin is not a big loss. At Tacoma, his fielding at 1B was poor and his bat was mediocre. With Sexson at 1B, there was little chance he would be called up, even to sit on the bench.

  24. Robert Jefe on December 22nd, 2005 1:12 am

    How could the mariners never give this guy Tim Rall a shot at the majors or even protecting him? He has proven to be reliable and at times completely shutting down lefties!!! Throws in the mid-90’s with a major league slider/cutter and to boot a lefty .. God i knew they were just a bad organization with the signing of Beltre, horrible system which prides itself on wasting talent or just giving it away…congrats mariners see ya in the playoffs in about 25 years