View Full Version : You Know you're Really Not Wanted when...

03-27-2006, 09:05 PM
Saw this on the transactions on mlb.com from 3-24, apologies if it was already brought up somewhere:

San Diego Padres
Sent RHP Seth Etherton outright to Triple-A Portland. The Royals declined to take the Rule 5 pick back.

03-27-2006, 09:33 PM
Maybe too expensive - the Royals would have to give back $25,000.

03-27-2006, 09:36 PM
True. Although I'll point out that it would have cost the Royals $25,000 to take Etherton back. If they didn't have a spot for him -- and if they did, he probably wouldn't have been exposed to Rule 5 in the first place -- no sense spending the money.

Edit: Nugget beat me to it.