Re: Reds purchase the contract of six
All things being equal --seems like you would protect a pitcher way before you protected a position player.
I don't have much faith in Webb.
I can't find stats--wasn't Villareal's BABIP high?
I think there are a number of reasons rule 5 guys do not get picked as often as they used to:
1. more specialization in terms of bullpen use.
2. more innnings spread out over the whole of the bullpen.
3. No one can afford to carry a position player cause they need 13 pitchers on staff...or 14 ...or 15.
Heck, i think you could expose a position player and be pretty certain that no team would take him based on their being no roster spots open to carry a position player.