Take the Jonathan Niese and Dillon Gee situation...
Neither one of these would have ever been a piece in the Gregorius trade because of what they cost. All the members of that trade were minimal paid team controlled players far from free agency.
There actually could be a scenario developing where there simply is no room for these guys anymore. Teams, like the future Mets of 2016-2018, will be stocked with young starters with 5+ years of team control left in front of them. Gee and Niese just may find themselves DA'd and out of job, not because they did anything terribly wrong, but just because there is a younger, cheaper, and more talented version of them waiting in the wings.
The Rule 5 Draft starts at 10am on Thursday,December 11th.
Ex-Met P Phillip Humber has signed with the Kia Tigers in the Korea League - $600K