The Rule 5 Draft Has Been Cancelled

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The Rule 5 Draft Has Been Cancelled

Chicago Cubs

Last week, MLB execs were across the board asking for this year’s Rule 5 Draft to be cancelled because of the delay from December and the fundamental landscape shift since then. If the lockout had ended sooner, it probably wouldn’t have been cancelled – it’s still an important method for players to find their way onto a big league roster – but things changed over the past couple weeks.

And it’s now been cancelled:

So, on the one hand, no new player(s) to track for the Cubs, but also no prospects lost. So we move on to the next Offseason Part Two thing.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.