I was thinking of the idea for this thread when I was looking over my MLB team's minor leaguers and wondering whom we could lose in the upcoming Rule Five Draft. This is when teams get to actually draft players on other team's roster whom they did not protect a player on their 40 man roster. Afterwords, this individual will have to stay on their new team's 25 man roster for the entire season or they will be sent back to their original club-after going through waivers. Therefore teams who have a solid farm system and had too many players to protect will actually be punished and lose these players to their rivals. Conversely, teams who do no have a good system will be able to revamp their future by taken prospects from other teams. The players chosen are also losers in the deal. It is damaging in the fact because the players chosen will have a year of limited playing time and then the following season usually placed back into the minor leagues. If a pitcher was chosen, he would simply be used in only mop-up duty and have to continue with his progression the following season. I am concerned that this might happen to my team as we have so many prospects. There is no logic at all to rule whatsoever. Other stupid rules were the former two line pass in hockey and the also former illegal on-side kick in the NFL. If you recall the latter was when the kicking team would attempt an on-side kick and if it didnt go 10 yards then they simply got to kick again. But, dumbest one has to be the rule five draft.