Mike Scioscia’s Tragic Illness: Mike Petriello has a list of the players up for the Rule 5 Draft along with who he thinks will be protected on the 40-man roster.
True Blue LA: Brandon Lennox has basically the same thing but from his perspective.
Both are interesting reads, and I was considering doing one myself, but this off-season has been/will be a mess, so I’m not entirely sure how this will go down or how many spots are even available in reality. I mean, at this rate, some guys who get put on the 40-man might need to be designated or traded later anyway.
I’m not sure how many eligible minor-leaguers are actual threats to stick the whole season with an MLB club. Steven Ames and Tony Gwynn Jr. and … that’s about it?
Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle: Greg Zakwin‘s IBWAA ballot.
Feelin’ Kinda Blue: Dustin Nosler‘s IBWAA ballot.
In case you missed it, I posted mine here, along with the 2012 results.
Plaschke Thy Sweater Is Argyle: Greg Zakwin questions whether or not the Dodgers moves to this point have been primarily public relations based.