I think the rule 5 is a fun, quirky part of baseball. It's obscure and a few teams always manage to steal a few players who have a lot of success. What's not to like? Unless you're really forcing it like we did in a couple Duquette years there.
Here’s some news that slipped under the radar. No big deal here but the O’s signed former Red Sox farmhand and RHP Denyi Reyes yesterday. Spent last year in AA. Underwhelming stuff, very good control. Here’s a more detailed scouting report: https://soxprospects.com/players/reyes-denyi.htm
Per Baseball Savant, Odor would have hit 17 homers if he’d played all his games at Yankee Stadium, and 17 if he’d played all his games at OPACY. He’s basically gaining nothing by moving from NY to Baltimore. Any statistical improvement is going to have to come from actual improvement, not switching stadiums.