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 8/18/14 - about 40 games left
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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I'm a firm believer in "first things first" and so I'm hoping Cubs first and second off-season priorities are a quality starting pitcher and then another quality starting pitcher. Get a couple of those first and another OF will be icing on the cake.
Of course, the minor league season will be winding down soon. Strange to think that this guy threw a no-hitter four years ago, and now his games look like batting practice.
Price retired 23 in a row to finish the game, pitched a CG, struck out 9, walked none, 0 earned runs
gets the loss
Wow, I wonder if the "injury" is what has been affecting Jackson's performance the past few months. Hopefully, he can rehab his "right lat strain" and work on his struggles in a few "rehab starts" before the end of the year.
big change in international rules
no players at your fancy facilities before they turn 16 or 6 months before eligible to sign
True....I mean Ruggiano/Coghlan have done pretty well...and Sweeney is signed for next year too?
It'll be interesting to see how that all shakes out.
David Price vs. Alex Cobb happening
1-0 Rays in 7th, Rays score only run on an error, followed by triple by Guyer in first, Price retires next 17 in a row.
Cobb just got out of 2nd/3rd 1 out without allowing a run in top of 7th.
I wouldn't be surprised at all by an outfielder being added, still a bit thin there for the next year or two, unless Olt takes off and claims 3B and Bryant is pushed and you get Bryant, Alcantara, and Soler, but we'll see how comfortable they actually are with Alcantara as starting CF and if Soler starts with team. I'm also not entirely sold on Alcantara as an everyday CF and since he has options and can play multiple positions, wouldn't mind seeing him in Iowa as the first guy called up when injuries or suck hit.
Probably just keep Ruggiano and Coghlan?
Probably just keep Ruggiano and Coghlan?
Agreed, unless they trade for someone like Stanton, I don't seem them adding a bat to take the presure off.
Edwin Jackson to 15-day DL, lat strain
Castro on bereavement list
Watkins and Rosscup up
The last paragraph from the Mooney article:
"With the Cubs playing for 2015, look for Theo Epstein’s front office to shop for an accomplished veteran hitter or two this winter, to help take the pressure off Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo."
It's pretty cool that Baez, Alcantara, and Hendricks made it to MLB and there's still Bryant and Soler at AAA, Russell, Almora, and Edwards at AA, Schwarber, Vogelbach, and McKinney at A+, etc. They do have "waves" of prospects. They have yet to achieve the "waves" of pitching, but simply having numerous prospects instead of one Felix Pie and then a Jake Fox that I'm trying to convince myself to be excited about is pretty great.
Thanks WISCCGRAD. Good memory for bad pitching.
This next season and this offseason are going to be fun.