POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 8-14-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
Eli Whiteside, C
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
Alberto Cabrera, RHP
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Charlie Cutler, C
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Ryan Kalish, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
NOTE: Hunter Cervenka will be eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league 6YFA post-2014 if he signed a 2008 contract when he signed his "first contract" with the Boston Red Sox on 8-15-2008. However, if he was “Signed for Future Service“ (first contract was a 2009 contract), he will not be eligible to be a Rule 55 minor league 6YFA until post-2015.
SECOND CONTRACT MINOR LEAGUE FA:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Manny Ramirez, OF
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Julio Sanchez, RHP
Roberto Vahlis, C
1. If an ARTICLE XX-B MLB FREE-AGENT signs a minor league contract at least ten days prior to MLB Opening Day, and then is either not released by 12 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day prior to MLB Opening Day or added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or MLB Disabled List by 3 PM (Eastern) on MLB Opening Day, the player automatically receives a $100,000 retention bonus, and the player can unilaterally opt-out of the minor league contract on June 1st if he has not been added to an MLB Active List (25-man roster) or an MLB Disabled List by that date.
2. A minor league player eligible to be an ARTICLE XX-D FREE-AGENT who accepts an Outright Assignment and defers free-agency until the end of the season is not eligible to be a free-agent if the player is added back to an MLB 40-man roster by the end of the MLB regular season. If the player is not added back to a 40-man roster by the end of the MLB regular season, the player can file for free-agency beginning on the day after the conclusion of the MLB regular season up through October 15th.
2. A minor league player eligible to be an MLB RULE 55 FREE-AGENT is not eligible to be a FA if the player is added to his club’s 40-man roster by 5 PM (Eastern) on the 5th day following the conclusion of the World Series.
Updated through 9/1/14 - 24 games left for Cubs.
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
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Cubs are a win away from dropping of my .450 win percentage cutoff for the draft pick standings chart in the left sidebar.
As it stands, they have 7th worst record at moment, 8th pick. Getting close to losing a protected pick, which almost certainly take them out of Scherzer or Shields. Although I'd bet Denis Leary's other nut that Scherzer goes to Yankees.
I don't think either are anything more than spot start depth at this point.
It's an organization of mid to back-end rotation guys to go with Arrieta
Wood, Jackson, Hendricks, Wada, Doubront, Turner, Strailly, Beeler and now Jokisch
And CJ will be on the 40-man this offseason, although I think he's more in Arrieta's class.
TheJedi have plenty of chess pieces they can move this offseason if they want.
Against Jokisch, I would put my money on Tinactin.
The Cubs: Riding Jokisch into the offseason!
Mike Olt (hamstring), Josh Vitters (finger), and Manny Ramirez (knee) finiashed the season on the Iowa Cubs DL.
Looks like Chris "I am Great in the Minors, But Soil Myself in The Bigs" Rusin got left behind in the recent call-up. Seems like Jokisch might be the better horse to ride anyway...
You always had it in for Olt.
Glad to see Vicaino.
Hamstrings, man. That's why I had mine removed. *falls over trying to make pompous gesture*
No Mike Olt if anyone is wondering, out for rest of year because of hamstring injury.
I can't wait to see Vizcaino. I wondered why no Rivero, but he's not on the 40 man roster (so that's my answer).
Nice read, always liking hearing the tangible specifics on how someone may have helped someone...
Whatever he did with Baez sure didn't stick, hopefully Baez is a bit humbled this offseason and a bit more accepting of coaching.
Cardinals are back in first place
And I see Straily is up as I thought he would be. It will be good for Bosio to work with him over the next few weeks. Perhaps he can help him a bit like it seems he has with Turner.
Thanks for sharing
To be fair, he took the first pitch and the umpire called a strike (it wasn't). He's a guy who can't afford to get down in the count at all right now.