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2020 Rule 5 Draft (Pirates select Jose Soriano, Angels select Jose Rivera)

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I'm thinking this is about risk/reward as it's the only reasonable explanation to leave him off.  He's not ready for the majors and they didn't want to start his clock.  They rolled the dice knowing a team would have to stash him for a year and we lost.  They responded by picking up a similar profile guy.

Other than outside issues we wouldn't know about (attitude, work ethic, etc.), there is no reasonable explanation that I can think of.


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having a hard time wrapping my head around why the Angels wouldn't just add Soriano to the 40 man and then stash him on the IL.  

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