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Thread: Blue Jays prioritize diversity after scandal-Promote Anthony Alford to join Smith Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    I think Grant is right. They had to add him to the 40 to protect him from the rule 5.

    On 40 + not on 25 + at least 20 days in minors = option year used.
    I did not know this, interesting. Does this apply to subsequent seasons? Or is it just for the first year he is added to the 40 man roster?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    See completely different front offices.
    Yeah, I get that. I'm hopeful for Alford to get consistent ABs, as in the past it's been quite frustrating.

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    This is exciting. When was the last time we got to see a legit prospect called up midseason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHRIS View Post
    Yeah, I get that. I'm hopeful for Alford to get consistent ABs, as in the past it's been quite frustrating.
    Calling up a top prospect from Double-A to play him sparingly would be cringy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maahfaace View Post
    I did not know this, interesting. Does this apply to subsequent seasons? Or is it just for the first year he is added to the 40 man roster?
    Any year a guy is on the 40 man roster but not on the 25 man roster for 20 days, he is considered to be on optional assignment and burns an option year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonn View Post
    I assume since they made the decision to promote him that they made the commitment to play him everyday. Calling him up for a couple of days would be incredibly stupid. I hope our front office isn't that dumb.
    How is this stupid? Alford is the last capable CF on the 40 man roster, and they need a fill in. Despite what has been written in this thread, calling him up for a few days (even if he doesn't get much playing time) is not going to stunt his development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    I think Grant is right. They had to add him to the 40 to protect him from the rule 5.

    On 40 + not on 25 + at least 20 days in minors = option year used.
    I see, I vaguely remember this rule, I thought that didn't come into play until next season, roster-resource has me fooled as It has both Smith Jr and Alford with 3 options left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by King View Post
    How is this stupid? Alford is the last capable CF on the 40 man roster, and they need a fill in. Despite what has been written in this thread, calling him up for a few days (even if he doesn't get much playing time) is not going to stunt his development.
    Jonn's dumn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spanky99 View Post
    I see, I vaguely remember this rule, I thought that didn't come into play until next season, roster-resource has me fooled as It has both Smith Jr and Alford with 3 options left.
    It's because they do have 3 option years left. This year and two more after!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    It's because they do have 3 option years left. This year and two more after!
    Now that makes sense, so Ramirez has this season plus next year.

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    This is very exciting.
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    What are the chances of going with a Pompey-Pillar-Alford outfield in 2018 (assuming Pompey isn't dead)?

    Or will they trade the gay hating bastard and go with Alford in CF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    What are the chances of going with a Pompey-Pillar-Alford outfield in 2018 (assuming Pompey isn't dead)?

    Or will they trade the gay hating bastard and go with Alford in CF?
    Pompey's playing now, I'm not sure how many games it is before he has to come off the DL, and put back on the 40, it used to be 15 games or days. Also there's talk of Alford making the '18 roster. Smith Jr... has a chance too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angrioter View Post
    lol Pompey
    I'll say it again. Pompey will never play another game for the Toronto blue Jays.

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    Honestly, this is probably the most exciting prospect to come up for me since, I don't know, Stroman?

    Can't wait to see this guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krylian View Post
    I'll say it again. Pompey will never play another game for the Toronto blue Jays.
    Why?

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