Chicago Cubs Roll the Rule 5 Draft Dice… Again

December 10, 2009 by  

On Thursday morning, Major League Baseball held their annual Rule 5 Draft, in which teams can pirate other teams' minor leaguers for nothing.

The deal with the Rule 5 Draft is that any player selected must be on the selecting team's major league roster for the full season, or the selecting team is forced to send said player back to their original team with cash considerations.

Last year, the Cubs selected David Patton, who had an incredible spring and then disappeared because of "injuries" and poor performance.

This morning, the Cubs selected Mike Parisi out of the St. Louis Cardinals organization.


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