POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 7-19-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
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
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Jose Rosario, RHP
Chris Valaika, INF
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:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
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 7/24/14
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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"CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs have "rebuffed inquiries" from the Yankees and others for Justin Ruggiano.
Heyman says the Cubs plan to hang on to both Ruggiano and Chris Coghlan, as they value their bats next year more than the second-tier prospect that they'd receive in return."
I'm picturing him as literally on fire, which is NBA-Jam-esque.
I believe the Madlock trade was related to salary demands and some discrimination on the part of PK Wrigley who died in April 1977 only 2 months after the Madlock trade. PK wasn't used to feisty players like Madlock (think Billy Williams and Ernie Banks). To add to the context, this was still fresh on the heels of the Curt Flood reserve clause challenges (1971) and the Seitz decision (Dec 1975). Finally, there was the new 1976 MLBPA agreement permitting free agency after 6 years of service.
Maddux scouting reports through the years-
first one typical Cubs scout at the time
Top three or four picks, I'll always want a position player over a pitcher.
He's on fire.
I think Wrigley was just pissed that Madlock put the nail in the coffin of the Carmen Fanzone era.
Hooton came in with a lot of hype, sort of Mark Priorish at the time if I remember right. I never did figure out why they traded him. Thanks for all of those recaps!
You just bet a nut that Hanley Ramirez is going to be healthy the rest of the season.
mark appel (HOU) called up to AA a couple days ago.
9.74era/1.92whip in 12 outings (44.1 ip) in high-A.
seeing boni lead off again (which it seems "speed leads" is in play at this point) had me wondering about this season's production out of the leadoff slot.
also...the 5/6/7/8/9/1 slots are all playing out sub-.300 ob% on the season.
Also I'm willing to bet 10 bucks and my left nut, Barney does not make play off roster.
Only Hair Line Creations benefited with the arrival of Steve Ontiveros.
To compound that, they made a bunch of bad trades in the '70s. In some cases, they gave up young talent for older players.
No hits. Struck out looking to end the game with the tying run on third.
He's a big man, tall for a catcher, maybe 6'4" or so. Seemed to move reasonably well behind the plate. I did not have a chance to see much from him defensively.
Norm Cash was traded in a 3 way deal to Detroit from the Whitesox. The WSux re-acquired Minnie Minoso.
12-06-1959 Traded by Chicago White Sox with John Romano and Bubba Phillips to Cleveland Indians in exchange for Minnie Minoso, Dick Brown, Don Ferrarese and Jake Striker (December 6, 1959).
Cash in 1959, hmmm. Technically that's old money.