Categories
MLB General

"Rule 5": The Golden Rule

by Matt Wells

Thanks to the All-Star game this past Tuesday, the name of Florida Marlin second baseman Dan Uggla was thrown around a lot.  Uggla joined a list of numerous players over the years to be chosen via the Rule 5 draft.  He became the first Rule 5 draft selection to become an All-Star in his first big-league season.

The success of Uggla, the Rule 5 castoff taken from the Diamondbacks, has had people scratching their heads.  They’re not scratching their heads at Uggla’s success; they’re scratching their heads about the draft rule.

What is the Rule 5 draft?  Read on…

Categories
MLB General

Dance to the Music – Teams Edition

by Matt Wells

Recently, I wrote an article giving songs to some of the starting pitchers of today’s game.  Josh Towers, the now-demoted Oliver Perez, and the now-promoted Jered Weaver were just some of the names who were in sync with the songs I chose from my playlist.

So, we got relievers who enter the game to their choice of music.  We got some starters who had some songs hand-picked for them by me.  What about the teams?  (This time, I’ll go outside my playlist for a few of the songs.)

The Yankees have a song (“Here Come the Yan-kees”).  The Mets have a song (“Meet the Mets”).  What about some of the other teams?  What songs can I give them?  Read on….