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Old 12-11-2008, 12:41 PM
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We lost Derek Rodriguez to the Rays in the Rule 5 if anyone was wondering.
Why the **** wasn't he on the 40 man? Because we had to give a spot to John Van Benscrodum? This is like the guy we lost to the A's Fernando Hernandez last year all over again, except he didn't amount to ****. Why would they send him to the AFL if they didn't intend to keep him on the 40 man? In 14 relief appearances, he only allowed runs in 2 of them....

I know I'm probably making a bigger deal out of it than I should, but I just shutter at the idea of another team snagging one of our players and then doing well, when I know we have a handful of scrubs on our 40 man that didn't deserve Derek's spot.

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Old 12-11-2008, 12:47 PM
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Why the **** wasn't he on the 40 man? Because we had to give a spot to John Van Benscrodum? This is like the guy we lost to the A's Fernando Hernandez last year all over again, except he didn't amount to ****. Why would they send him to the AFL if they didn't intend to keep him on the 40 man?
Van Benschoten isn't on the 40-man. He's a non-roster invitee. Obviously, the Sox have plans for the the remaining 4 spots on their 40-man. Viciedo probably will be one of them.

Sometimes they send guys to the AFL to help make that decision.

Sox also lost Ricardo Nanita (WAS), Robert Valido (BAL), and Jason Rice (BOS) in the AAA phase.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:52 PM
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Van Benschoten isn't on the 40-man. He's a non-roster invitee. Obviously, the Sox have plans for the the remaining 4 spots on their 40-man. Viciedo probably will be one of them.

Sometimes they send guys to the AFL to help make that decision.

Sox also lost Ricardo Nanita (WAS), Robert Valido (BAL), and Jason Rice (BOS) in the AAA phase.
Got'cha. Well at least those other guys didn't seem like anything special. Did we choose anyone in the AAA phase? I'm refreshing the MLB page, but it's now showing those results yet. The guy we got last year, Santo Luis, did pretty damn well. Off the top of my head, as a reliever, he struck out something like 110 guys in 80 something innings.
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Old 12-11-2008, 12:56 PM
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Did we choose anyone in the AAA phase?
Nope.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:31 PM
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Gerry Fraley notes that everyone passed on White Sox reliever Mike MacDougal.
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:36 PM
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Gerry Fraley notes that everyone passed on White Sox reliever Mike MacDougal.
Can you blame them?
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:36 PM
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List of picks for those that are curious:

http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/prospects/?p=1829
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Old 12-11-2008, 01:42 PM
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Why the **** wasn't he on the 40 man? Because we had to give a spot to John Van Benscrodum? This is like the guy we lost to the A's Fernando Hernandez last year all over again, except he didn't amount to ****. Why would they send him to the AFL if they didn't intend to keep him on the 40 man? In 14 relief appearances, he only allowed runs in 2 of them....

I know I'm probably making a bigger deal out of it than I should, but I just shutter at the idea of another team snagging one of our players and then doing well, when I know we have a handful of scrubs on our 40 man that didn't deserve Derek's spot.
I'm guessing D-Rod doesn't stick on the Rays 25 man all year, but I get your point and I would have protected him instead of Jimenez
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