POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 12-2-2013
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Julio Borbon, OF
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Casey Coleman, RHP
Aaron Cunningham, OF
Paolo Espino, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Carlos Gutierrez, RHP
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Marcos Mateo, RHP
Darnell McDonald, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Thomas Neal, OF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Brian Schlitter, RHP
Ryan Searle, RHP
Jeudy Valdez, INF
Chris Valaika, INF
Casper Wells, OF
Eli Whiteside, C
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:
Michael de la Cruz, RHP (previously released by TEX)
Carlos Figueroa, INF (previously released by CHC)
Humberto Garcia, INF (previously released by CHW)
Alan Oaks, RHP (previously released by MIA)
Yomar Pacheco, RHP (previously released by PIT)
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP (previously released by TB)
Orbandy Rodriguez, RHP (previously released by AZ)
Roberto Vahlis, C (previously released by TOR)
1. 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.
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sub-darvish, better than dice-K....with a ton of workload on his arm for a 25 year old from highschool all the way to the pros.
130+ pitch outings are nothing strange for him. he pitched 160+ in a game and came out the next day to throw 15 in relief...a few months ago.
I think Keith Law described him as more like Kuroda. Which is worth a 6 year 100mil + deal in this market.
I doubt they're going all in on anybody at this point. But if Tanaka is posted, they'll certainly put up the $20M bid and try hard to get them. But there will be plenty of competition and my feeling is that someone will be more willing to overpay at this point. We shall see and hope...
speaking of Tanaka, I know nothing of the guy...is he Darvish good or Dice-K good?
you missed the point of that inclusion...and ignored a lot of what surrounded it.
It would also be monumentally stupid to strip the franchise down and have crap performance for 2 years for a big rebuilding effort and then screw that plan up by spending a ton of money too early. Last year the free agent value was in the 2nd tier players that didn't require crazy long term deals or giving up draft picks. It didn't really work for the Cubs as did for other teams with Jackson's first year performance but that deal could still work out ok. The Cubs front office isn't stupid.
The Victorino deal is looking pretty good too. They nailed it last offseason. They didn't pay for the big money guys, they want for the 2nd/3rd tier guys for modest deals that didn't require giving up draft picks. Gomes and Carp were also nice scrap heap/low cost pickups too.
Go ahead and take a look at how the Red Sox spent their money:
Virtually all of their big free agent signings over the past 5 years have sucked, whereas the one-year contracts to fill gaps before youngsters emerge and players acquired in traded when they need them with little contract/money commitment have been effective.
Bartolo Colon to Mariners rumors starting to float, that would be far wiser than trading for Price.
"they're already pissing away $26m on e.jackson having him pitch 2 punt seasons"
My point that you would complain either way confirmed!
Arencibia to Rangers...
Bellisario got $3M from White Sox, Ryan Webb a 2 year deal from O's. Ithought those 2 could have been potential Cubs bullpen targets, but still of plenty of options out there.
I think most people see that.
...well most sane people
that's a lot of money to spend to lose to the A's. ridiculous deal of course, Yankee Stadium is heaven for left-handed power hitters and they have a lot of offensive holes to fill in my opinion.
Makes Franklin or Miller available on a trade which certainly has some value. They'll probably do something even more stupid now and trade Walker and Hultzen for David Price.
and just to clarify my thoughts on this deal, I actually don't mind it that much for the Mariners. They've built a real nice set of prospects that are all very close or already there so it makes some sense to start spending now. Cano's certainly a very good baseball player and they needed offensive help. Now if they go all Toronto and decide to go all in this year and start trading away some of those prospects for what they deem upgrades and those prospects aren't coming from a position of serious depth, then they'll deserve the grave they dug themselves. We'll see...
Carlito: "Moot", not "mute". I don't mean to be a jerk -- it's just one of my English pet peeves.
you can spend and develop.
what's more, with the new system where you lose your draft pick signing guys who are protected after the 10th pick (only 8 wins separate the cubs pick 4 from pick 11 this past disaster season) it makes sense to spend when you know you're close to coming out of the basement...not when you're out of the basement.
they're already pissing away $26m on e.jackson having him pitch 2 punt seasons...you gotta spend the money on something. it's just like that. yeah, really...these aren't 2-3 year deals on the line...these are 4-8+ year deals on the line.
"gotta spend the money on something"
Ugh. Really? First, just throwing money at free agents because you have it is a stupid idea. Second, even if they did that all you would do is complain about who they got, how much they overspent, how these guys can't be traded when they are old and terrible, etc.
Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols worked out so well for the Angels last year. The Blue Jays really took with their big spending spree last year. And so on.