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Quote from: JMUalumni on May 01, 2012, 04:07:38 PMSt Louis did. Teams are going to view Rule V guys as the 25th guy on the roster, someone who is only going to get a few at-bats a week and be a defensive replacement. I get what you are saying but I'm pretty sure any team carrying a Rule V player on the major league roster would admit they have a better short term option in AAA but the only way to keep their rights is to have them on the 25 man roster all season, so they often try to hide them as the 25th guy as they generally aren't ready or their original team would put them on the 40 man roster. Guys like this don't get protected because the Nats gambled that nobody would add him as Komatsu is clearly not ready to be a major league contributor right now. Certainly a team such as the Astros with nothing to lose could claim him much like they did with Justin Maxwell as a long term investment, not a short term one. Just my 2 cents
St Louis did. Teams are going to view Rule V guys as the 25th guy on the roster, someone who is only going to get a few at-bats a week and be a defensive replacement.
St Louis did. Teams are going to view Rule V guys as the 25th guy on the roster, someone who is only going to get a few at-bats a week and be a defensive replacement. Komatsu can play all three positions in the outfield, has good speed, and will be cheaper than veteran options. I'm not saying he is definitely going to be claimed, just that there are a handful of teams that would most definitely be willing to carry him as a short term option. With that said, my hope is he ends up back with this organization.
It was a good claim by the Cards. They knew Allen Craig was going to miss the beginning of the season before the Rule V draft so why A) pay a Vet a full season for a month's work or B) needlessly call up a prospect that would be better served playing in the minors.
Nationals twitter BREAKING: #Nats accept contract of OF Erik Komatsu, assigned outright per Rule 6 guidelines to @SyracuseChiefs, from @Twins
Erik Komatsu signs minor-league deal with Angelsby Igor Mello | CBSSports.com(05/12/14) The Angels have signed outfielder Erik Komatsu to a minor-league deal on Monday, according to a report from SB Nation. Komatsu was released by the Nationals on Friday after hitting just .188 in 48 at-bats in Triple-A. Erik Komatsu released by Nationalsby Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com(05/09/14) The Nationals have released outfielder Erik Komatsu Friday.Komatsu had a tough time at Triple-A this season, hitting just .188 in 48 at-bats. He did not appear in the majors with the club.
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