POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 12-12-2013
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
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
Walter Ibarra, INF
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
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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tidal wave of Cubs moves today
INF Ryan Roberts signed to minor league deal with a spring training invite
Cubs claim RHP Liam Hendriks off waivers from the Twins. #6 Twins prospect heading into 2011, #7 heading into 2012
terrible major league numbers in limited time, but just 25.
well if there's an uncertain position for the next few years for the Cubs, it's the OF and you need to have a 25-man roster. I certainly wouldn't have necessarily minded a Cruz, Choo, Granderson or Ellsbury, I think they could have found room for them, but not at the prices or risk. Free agents contracts are tough to bench as we all know and I don't think any of those guys are sure things by any means for the life of their contracts.
breaking my nearly two year don't-waste-time-replying-to-crunch rule, you've become the most annoying one-note-void-of-context commenter on here, so congrats. Please go far away for awhile until you can actually contribute something amusing, worthwhile or demonstrates some understanding of the nuance of baseball operations.
Have a Happy Holiday!
Would've liked to have Gamel at spring training providing another option at 3B to add to the very marginal Olt-Valbuena-Vitters mix. Too bad they couldn't get him on a minor league deal.
are the Cubs on some crusade to sign the most fringe
OF's everyone in MLB?
fixed that for you.
speaking of, the twins got a hell of a gamble/deal signing j.kubel to a minor league deal.
Rob, are the Cubs on some crusade to sign the most fringe OF's in MLB?
:) Happy Holidays!
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Gamel signs minor league deal with spring training invite with the Braves.
Daniel Hudson signed minor league deal with Diamondbacks as well.
Nick Cafardo who breaks more Cubs stories than any Cubs beat writer, says Cubs have interest in OF Ryan Kalish whom the Red Sox non-tendered.
HAGSAG: Fitch Park was supposed to close on 11/21 when the three-week November Strength & Conditioning session concluded, and then the new facility at Mesa Riverview was supposed to open on 12/1 with another three-week S&C session scheduled at Riverview in January.
However, the Cubs ended up moving into the new facility a month early (on 11/1) and Fitch Park closed on 10/31, so the November S&C session was actually held at Riverview even while some final construction work was in the process of being completed.
Are the Cubs now working out at the new facility?
Sanchez and Stroman would be a helluva deal imo, I imagine Blue Jays would only give up one of them though.
The belief is that the Jays have been talking to the Cubs about right-hander Jeff Samardzija, who was 8-13 with a 4.34 ERA in 33 starts for the Cubs last season. He walked 78 and struck out 214 in 2132/3 innings.
All the Cubs want are top prospects Aaron Sanchez, Marcus Stroman and a third player.
“But the acquisition price doesn’t work for us right now,” Anthopoulos said about any deals on the table. “I don’t know if I could quantify how far off that they might be.
well Ervin Santana, Garza and Ubaldo don't have jobs yet, so I don't think it's that slow.
The plan for if none of their prospects turn into anything is to be a terrible team, just like every other team's plan is if none of their prospects turn into anything.
You can't be good with a farm system that produces nothing.