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 8/28/14 - 29 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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Straily got pounded, 7K's in 5 inn but 8 hits/3BB and 7 runs (6 earned).
Still the Iowa leftovers won the game.
I hate Holliday's face.
Shave and a haircut ...
(That was painful).
Villaneuva would have been a deadline waiver deal but Jedstein wanted a secret weapon to keep a top 10 draft pick and with Edwin on the DL they could not afford to make the move.
fun fact: 47% of m.holliday's career HRs are vs the cubs.
Holliday is going to be terrible when he leaves Colorado...
Also I'll be glad when Matt Holliday retires.
/ respec' (Ali G voice)
Grimm's gonna need a rest after this one ...
JD seems to agree...a little too suspiciously with the timing, too. /conspiracy /tinfoil
Val-bueno does it again - 15th HR on the year, Cubs up 5-0 in 3rd inning.
8 is the record I believe, Mattingly and Griffey?
(looking it up)
and Dale Long
the idea of lineup protection has been debunked so many times it's not worth finding the links. The players don't even believe it (look up Joey Votto thoughts). Or check Miguel Cabrera's numbers before and after Prince Fielder. About the only time a pitcher will attack a hitter in a different way is if a really fast runner is on first base, then you'll likely see a few more fastballs. And of course most of those guys don't get on enough, but by all means if you can get an Ellsbury or a Henderson in their prime, Cubs should go for it.
In random news: Jose Bautista has homered in 5 consecutive games - active streak including one today.
I thought Sveum put an end to that?
it's astonishing how bad the cubs are at bunting...especially the pitchers...for many seasons (spanning different leadership groups, even).
it's like putting on the uniform kills one's ability to bunt.
Daytona clinched a playoff spot on Friday, Boise on Saturday. Tennessee, tied with Chattanooga for the 2nd-half lead with a head-to-head double header today to end the regular season, can advance with two wins, including a possible one-game playoff tomorrow.