The New York Mets designated Rule 5 draftee Brad Emaus for assignment today and it’s expected that he’ll be placed on waivers. If he clears, the second baseman will be returned to the Toronto Blue Jays. If he’s picked up on waivers, the team claiming him must abide by the same Rule 5 restrictions that governed the Mets, meaning that they’ll have to keep him on the active roster for the remainder of the season.
If he is returned to the Blue Jays, he’ll cost the team $25,0o0, or half the price that the Mets originally paid Toronto to select him.
While it was hardly earth shattering or even slightly demoralizing to the franchise, it’s hard to believe that the Jays, who lack second base depth throughout the organization would’ve chosen back in December to protect Scott Richmond or Mike McCoy over Emaus, whose .394 wOBA at Triple A last year probably deserved more than the 42 plate appearances he got to prove his worth as the Mets starting second baseman.
Either way, it appears as though Manny Mayorson at Triple A Las Vegas is about to get a few less at bats.
You may now resume the rest of your life.
But before you do, if you’re interested in delusion, there’s always this: The Parallels Between Brad Emaus And Dan Uggla.