Sherman Johnson, seen here beginning a terrific double play, wasn’t selected in the Rule 5 draft.
The purpose of this post is to notify the right-thinking members of the public that, contradictory to what “sense” and “reason” would appear to dictate, that Angels infielder and future major-leaguer Sherman Johnson was not selected in baseball’s Rule 5 draft this morning.
Even though he’s exhibited a sufficiently impressive collection of skills to appear at the top of the author’s Fringe Five scoreboard each of the past two years, Sherman Johnson wasn’t selected in the Rule 5 draft this morning.
Even though he received the top WAR projection among all eligible infielders per Chris Mitchell’s KATOH system, Sherman Johnson wasn’t selected in the Rule 5 draft this morning.
Was Sherman Johnson selected in the Rule 5 draft? Signs point to “no.” Did anything of note happen this morning? Yes. Involving Sherman Johnson. He wasn’t selected in the Rule 5 draft, is what.
One of humanity’s greatest flaws is that its constituent members frequently confuse the improbable with the impossible. This morning, Sherman Johnson wasn’t selected in the Rule 5 draft. That’s an example of both.
Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.