What Is The Rule 5 Draft?

Today, 16 players were taken in what is known as the Major League portion of the Rule 5 Draft.  So what is it and are the rules? The draft occurs every December at the Winter Meetings and is named “Rule 5” for where it is placed among MLB rules.  The Rule 5 was intended to…

The Significance Of The 40-Man Roster & Option Rules

One of the purposes of this blog is to also educate baseball fans on rules or other areas like stats and terminology and I wanted to start off with something that we routinely hear about this time of year which is the 40-man roster and its significance. Let’s first start with the 25-man roster, which…