What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
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I just saw that Ordonez is done for the series with a bad ankle. Am I right that he can now be replaced on the ALCS roster, but whoever replaces him will not be eligible for the World Series roster? I thought that is what the rule is. With that in mind, I wander if the Tigers try and add Delmon Young to the roster to try and get them past this series, hoping he can go in a few days. Anyone have any thoughts on this? I felt like we were fortunate to not have to face Young, but am now a little worried this is a door for him to come back through and try and pull a Kirk Gibson on us.
It is Rule 40. And here it is again....
(a) PLAYERS ELIGIBLE. To be eligible for the World Series, a player must be a bona fide member (active, disabled, suspended, or on the Military List) of a qualifying team on August 31 and must remain a bona fide member until the end of the season of the year in which the series is played, under a playing contract or terms acceptance approved and promulgated by the President of the League of which such Club is a member. However, if any eligible player or players is unable to render service in the World Series because of a specific injury or ailment, a Club may, upon submission of written proof of disability, request permission from the Commissioner for replacement of said player or players from an affiliated National Association club. Any such replacement must have been on the roster of an affiliated National Association club on and prior to August 31 and must have remained within the Major League Club's affiliated system until the end of the Major League championship season. A pitcher may only be replaced by a pitcher. A player other than a pitcher may be replaced only by a player other than a pitcher. Any roster substitution pursuant to this rule can be accomplished only with the express consent of the Commissioner. No more than 25 players shall be eligible in the case of any qualifying team. No substitutions may be made after the commencement of the World Series.
My understanding would be that Young COULD replace him (but probably still isn't healthy enough to do so) and anyone who does eventually replace him would be eligible for the World Series. If a player is replaced, that player (in this case, Magglio) is the one that is not eligible to return for the next series.
Young is in and starting in LF, batting 3rd.
I'm kinda suspicious....why would you leave Young off the ALCS roster if there was even a chance of him being able to play; let alone start and play in the field by game 2?
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