Players who would have been taken off 40-man roster by me rather than lose hard-throwing reliever Zack Jones in Rule 5 draft:

Logan Darnell: A lefty, but the view from here is that he has sub-Duensing stuff.

Ryan O'Rourke: Twins looked at him for 28 games as a lefty specialist in 2015. Not enough strikes. Next.

Kennys Vargas: Those few weeks in August 2014 were intriguing, but we discovered in 2015 why Kennys previously had not been considered a top prospect.