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I saw on MLB Trade Rumors, that there's talk of possibly ending the Rule 5 clause. Rule 5 has been around since 1920, that was adapted to keep players from being trapped in the minors for teams additional depth. Thus the 40 man roster & Rule 5 draft came to being. There are some that have expressed distaste for it and would like to eliminate it. Personally I'd like to keep it, even though the Twins have been burned by it lately.

There are 3 reasons why I like to keep it. #1 is as previous stated it liberates good minor league players to become MLB players sooner. #2 it gives a leg up for struggling teams to compete. #3 it forces GMs to better evaluate their players.

What are your ideas?

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3 hours ago, AceWrigley said:

Last I heard was the Rule 5 Draft is going to happen once they sign a new Contract.

It is but what he is saying is there is a chance it would no longer exist after that. I've heard it the last few days elsewhere that is a possibility but this years will happen regardless.

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On 12/8/2021 at 12:26 PM, Doctor Gast said:

I saw on MLB Trade Rumors, that there's talk of possibly ending the Rule 5 clause. Rule 5 has been around since 1920, that was adapted to keep players from being trapped in the minors for teams additional depth. Thus the 40 man roster & Rule 5 draft came to being. There are some that have expressed distaste for it and would like to eliminate it. Personally I'd like to keep it, even though the Twins have been burned by it lately.

There are 3 reasons why I like to keep it. #1 is as previous stated it liberates good minor league players to become MLB players sooner. #2 it gives a leg up for struggling teams to compete. #3 it forces GMs to better evaluate their players.

What are your ideas?

Do you have a specific link about this? I've searched MLB Trade Rumors and didn't see anything about the possibility of ending/eliminating the Rule 5 draft. There was talk of this year's MLB Rule 5 draft being indefinitely postponed and now they say it will happen after the lockout

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5 hours ago, Squirrel said:

Do you have a specific link about this? I've searched MLB Trade Rumors and didn't see anything about the possibility of ending/eliminating the Rule 5 draft. There was talk of this year's MLB Rule 5 draft being indefinitely postponed and now they say it will happen after the lockout

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/12/major-league-rule-5-draft-expected-to-take-place-after-lockout.html

"Still, it’s a noteworthy development that it’s expected to happen at all. The Rule 5 had seemingly been on thin ice, with reports last week initially suggesting it’d be canceled entirely."

here's a small sample I found. Some other place stated that some people had a distaste for the rule 5. Not a lot about this topic. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Doctor Gast said:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/12/major-league-rule-5-draft-expected-to-take-place-after-lockout.html

"Still, it’s a noteworthy development that it’s expected to happen at all. The Rule 5 had seemingly been on thin ice, with reports last week initially suggesting it’d be canceled entirely."

here's a small sample I found. Some other place stated that some people had a distaste for the rule 5. Not a lot about this topic. 

 

I read that one. Cancelled altogether, though, was meant just for this season, as I read it. I  must have just misunderstood your initial post as I thought you had read somewhere that there was talk of it going away completely, forever, and not just during the lockout season

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18 minutes ago, nicksaviking said:

If the CBA somehow ended up reducing service time and years of team control, the Rule 5 might become obsolete all on it's own.

The CBA codifies the drafts (rule 4 and rule 5) right? Fees and whether or not to continue to do it would certainly be up for negotiations except that major leaguers don’t really care about what happens to minor leaguers.

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I haven't seen anything suggesting either side is pushing to get rid of the Rule 5 moving forward. There was talk of it being cancelled for this season, but I didn't see any talk of it not being part of the next CBA.

I can't imagine the players would go for that. They want to get the best players to the bigs as quickly as possible so they can start getting paid as quickly as possible. They wouldn't be accepting of anything that allows teams to keep good players in the minors for longer than they already can.

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