Originally written on Philliedelphia  |  Last updated 11/20/12
Darin Ruf The Phillies have some decisions to make for tonight's deadline to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. Before midnight tonight, any player signed at 18 or younger with five years of minor league time, or signed at 19 with four or more, must be on the 40 man roster, or they will exposed to the draft. Being that they have 34 players on the 40 man now, they cannot protect more than six more. Remember though, if they push the roster to 40, how do they add guys they sign on the free agency market. So with that in mind, and figuring that no one gets released today (which is unlikely), here's my pecking order for protecting players: Jon Pettibone Ethan Martin Trevor May Zach Collier Julio Rodriguez Leandro Castro Jiwan James Colby Shreve Now that might seem like it's more than six, and it is. I figured I'd rank the whole bubble group, and that way you'd know how disappointed I am when Ruben doesn't listen to my advice (ha). Philly.com did this, kind ...
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