POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 12-13-2013
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
John Baker, C
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Casey Coleman, RHP
Aaron Cunningham, OF
Charlie Cutler, C
Paolo Espino, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Carlos Gutierrez, RHP
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Tommy Hottovy, LHP
Walter Ibarra, INF
Ryan Kalish, OF
Darnell McDonald, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Thomas Neal, OF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Ryan Roberts, INF
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
Carlos Figueroa, INF
Humberto Garcia, INF
Alan Oaks, RHP
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Orbandy Rodriguez, RHP
Roberto Vahlis, C
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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that's a big thing about almora...
pretty much everyone believes he's going to be a MLB player...but whether he is a reed johnson (with better D) type or something more is up for debate.
ether way...CF role playing starter or a leader with the bat in CF...good option to have in a hard-to-fill position.
minor leaguer chat with Jason Parks, BP:
Arismendy Alcantara (Iowa): I feel like I have much more #want than Soler, but he's got some serious #rig and a big ceiling. I think I'm a better bet to reach mine though. Any chance I'm a better pro? How do I fit in this crowded infield in three years?
Sure, they had the worst bullpen ERA in the majors, but only by 0.34!
2014 cubs...featuring the 2013 astros bullpen.
Strop's probably better as the fireman anyways.
Rotoworld on Hanrahan said he's hoping to be back by late March fwiw, so probably more like May. Probably pass on Bailey, didn't remember what his injury was.
still hope they add Bailey or Hanrahan
I liked Hanrahan when he was healthy. He was really good in 2011.
Hanrahan went down before Bailey. Hanrahan's surgery was an elbow, TJ and Flexor muscle origin repair, which means he's unlikely to start the season on time although because he's a reliever he might have a shorter down time than the usual 12-18 months.
before being shipped to the Tigers in July for outfield prospect Danry Vasquez and a player to be named later who turned out to be right-hander David Paulino.
They call him Flipper, Flipper, faster than lightning,
No-one you see, is smarter than he,
And we know Flipper, lives in a world full of wonder...
Cubs sign Jose Veras for 1/$4M, $5.5M option for 2015
still hope they add Bailey or Hanrahan
cubs just gave j.veras 1/4m...option for 5.5m in 2015.
he's as good as his control in any given outing.
"The Giants were interested in Mark Mulder but backed out after he requested a major league contract."
dude hasn't pitched since 2008. he hasn't had a good season pitching (majors or minors) since 2005 after spending 06-08 being on/off injured and sucking when he did pitch.
Speaking as a former 21-year old -- young men don't always make the most thoughtful choices when alcohol is involved.
I'm always surprised how many millionaire athletes choose the alcohol, possibly believing that they don't have to pick one or the other. In some cases, they seem to be right. See: Mantle, Mickey, and Cabrera, Miguel.
You are Vogelbomb. You have a choice between possibly making $20 million a year someday, and hitting the bars. Which do you choose?
Seems to me he's already made his decision.
vogelbomb turns 21 today...and he's still slimming down while bulking up the muscle...let's hope legal alcohol doesn't set that process in reverse.
seems like a good ballpark, Fangraphs crowd source which is usually close on most deals has him at 4/49 on average
Considering he'd cost a draft pick, the 4/60 range is about where I'd think you'd top it off. But as mentioned "attitude problems" is something TheJedi don't seem to want to pay free agent money for and I can't blame them.