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  1. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Just scratching my head here, wondering if there's anything more over-hyped than the Rule V draft. Sure there are things that are more hyped, but I'm referring to the size of the gap between actual hype and deserved hype. Haven't come up with anything yet.........................
  2. gzbach

    The 40 man roster thread

    Should be at 38, but Matt Moore hasn't been made official yet.
  3. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Anybody know when the non-tender deadline is? The prospect of dumping McCann has me almost embarrassingly aroused.
  4. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    They already have 2 spots open on the 40-man, and what with the other garbage still on it, no problem opening up a few more.
  5. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    That's right, but as discussed above, 19 of them (with more to come) have already been moved to the Toledo roster to protect them from the minor-league phase of the draft, but total protection would come only with a move to the 40-man roster.
  6. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I believe the draft-eligible guys are on the second column from the right, beginning with Tyler Alexander and ending with Julio Martinez.
  7. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Rogers is not eligible to be drafted so he doesn't have to be protected yet, and you're right...the same eligibility requirements apply (notice that all the guys moved to Toledo are listed on the Rule V-eligible list), but no restrictions (that I'm aware of) apply to what is done with a MILB draftee after he's drafted. Plus the cost is dirt-cheap...50K last time I looked.
  8. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Just checked back at this site, and the Tigers have just promoted 18 guys (plus 1 yesterday for 19, and more to come) from various levels to the Toledo roster, thus protecting them from the minor-league portion of the Rule V draft. This gives an interesting glimpse into who they value at the lower levels, from where they could be lost in the draft for virtually nothing. By being put on the Toledo roster, if they were drafted they would then have to be kept on the MLB 25-man roster all year. Since none of these guys are ready for that, they're safe. At least half of them will be sent back to their appropriate levels after the draft. Tigers still have to decide who to totally protect by a promotion to the 40-man. Stay tuned. Plus they signed a AA catcher.
  9. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

  10. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Silly me, but I thought the milb free agents would be announced yesterday. Can somebody set me straight?
  11. gzbach

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Can anybody tell me who's eligible for free agency besides Iglesias? (and VMart and Liriano of course)
  12. gzbach

    6/17 @2:10 Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox

    Visiting my daughter in London (England, not Ontario) a few years ago, she forced me to go shopping. When we returned home her roommates asked me what I got. When I said "some pants", I was greeted by poorly concealed snickering. Little did I know that in Britain "pants" means underpants. I guess it was "trousers" (or "slacks"?) that I got.
  13. Anybody know when the signing deadline is for draftees? Sometime in August?
  14. gzbach

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Anybody know when the signing deadline is for draftees? Sometime in August?
  15. gzbach

    Who Did Miguel Pass Today?

    Today Miggy passed: .....a stop sign held up by the 3rd base coach.