Okay, I am going to make a hash of these rules but just to get it started: I think a team can protect 12 players, that must inclue all three 'SI' s and then can pull back a player each time one of their players is taken. That leaves how many, maybe 10 guys unprotected at the start? There is all kind of salary considerations, player contract situations, and league machinations that I am not privy to. Still I think the protected 9 are: The 3 SIs: Zizi, Spencer, and Powell. (Can you believe that salary!!) The easy picks (7) (either low salary combined with success, or star Quality: Borchers, Cila, Crawford, Ricky Lewis, Mastroeni, and Cannon, Peguero. You can protect 2 more of : Beckerman, Vallow, Chung, De la Torre, Delgado, Henderson, Kotschau, Martinez, Sullivan, Trembley. Who goes? Any way you cut it, I think we have 3 different SI players next year and lose at least 2 others in the expansion draft. Different faces next year.