With the A's picking up all these new players and with maybe more to come I was wondering what will happen at rule 5 time. Are the A's going to lose two or three prospects that they just traded for?
It is my understanding that players drafted out of College get 4 years before they must be protected and High School players get 5 year. This might bring up an interesting point when thinking of which players will be called up in September. We might not see a Cahill, Anderson, Simmons or Doolittle this year, because that would save them from the 40 man list.
I believe Pennington, Recker, Cunningham, Gio, Patterson and Outman might need to be added to the 40 man by this November. Not sure if I am doing the math right.
There does seem to be a few guys that would easily come off the 40 man to make room (Foulke, Brown, DiNardo, Gray, Thomas).
I was just wondering if anyone had done the numbers and figured out who must be added and who is likely lost. If a Street is traded for three players, are they all keepers. And for that matter is next years list going to be worse?
This may not be a big deal, but I bet Beane looks at these dates.