We are so excited, and know that all of the prayers (lots of them) have been answered!!! We have been in knots for months now not knowing whether we were going to be protected or not.. We were getting ready for anything that could have happened this year, which could have been protected, next step in rule 5 draft (Dec 5), or left right where we left off last year. Ultimately our desire was to be protected and stay with the Rangers. We got told over and over again by everyone that it could be a 50/50 chance, no one really knew what would happen.. We along with many others were just trying to prepare, and be ready for whatever was thrown our way November 18.
"The Rangers added pitchers Jacob Brigham, Roman Mendez, Justin Miller, Martin Perez, Neil Ramirez and Matt West to their 40-man roster, reports Anthony Andro of FOX Sports Southwest (via Twitter)."
|There is his name on the big league roster!|
I am sure most of you are wondering, so what exactly does this mean for us? It is kind of confusing, but will explain the best I can for those who don't know all the rules (we are still learning most of them.) Jake is officially on the major league roster (ah that is so weird saying!!!!) They can have 40 on their roster, and anyone can be called up at anytime, if someone is hurt, rehabbing, etc. Jake will go to big league spring training to start out, they project him to go to Triple A (Round Rock) but if he performs really really well in spring training he could break out in camp, but realistically he could go to AA, or AAA. If that happens then they will send him down (this is not a bad thing, just part of spring, and guys on the 40-man.) We will get big league insurance which is huge for us because we were having to pay $300 a month just for me last year, and it might as well been a million from our income.. We do make more money, and that will be so nice to be able to breathe a little. He will have to report to spring training beginning of February, because of Big league spring training starting Feb, instead of March. With Jake being put on the roster, this means no one can touch him during the huge trades that will be going on in the next few weeks, it is nice having a little bit of security!
We want to thank everyone who prayed for us during this time, we know this was all God, and yes Jake's talent, and all those hours, training, hard work has paid off, but more than anything it is so amazing and knowing that Texas wanted Jake is awesome! Jake started to train this morning before Church, and is starting to throw this week getting ready for February. Other than the main things to be excited about, all I am really excited about is being able to buy sprite, and getting some dip n dots/cotton candy at the ballpark (Jake sent me down some dip n dots one game and surprised me, but only had them once the entire season!!)
When Jake and I got married it was a joke that I could not buy sprite we were that broke, and my dad would always say "Dont you worry honey, when I come to visit i'll buy you all the sprite you want!!" FYI: I did not buy a case of sprite the ENTIRE season! HAHA So... I can't wait to be able to buy my first case during the season! :)
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