Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Breaking News: Jason Botts DFA'd

Jason Botts, the Texas Rangers' backup first basemen, was designated for assignment yesterday in order to clear a roster spot for someone totally irrelevant to this post.  What does it mean to be DFA'd?  This means that the team takes you of of their 40 man roster and has ten days to either trade you or release you.  If these ten days have passed and you haven't been traded, the team can either send you to AAA or grant you free agency.  In Jason Botts' case , he'll probably be traded or released.  

Why is this so important?  It's important because I believe this guy could become the next Travis Hafner, a guy that's let go of but has insane power and eventually latches on somewhere and hits 40 dingers.  Who the hell is Jason Botts?  He's a 27 year old backup 1B,DH,LF for the Rangers but for some idiotic reason, even after raking in the minors, he hasn't been given a fair chance.  Why am I writing about Jason Botts and not any other recent player that was DFA'd?  Because earlier in the month I wrote about Botts in depth and how he'd make an immediate impact for plenty major league teams.  Here's the link to the post:
Lets keep an eye out for this guy to see if he ever lives up to his potential and first lets see where he lands in the near future, my guess is the Orioles.  Where do you think he'll land?