POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 12-2-2013
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Julio Borbon, OF
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Casey Coleman, RHP
Aaron Cunningham, OF
Paolo Espino, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Carlos Gutierrez, RHP
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Marcos Mateo, RHP
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 (previously released by TEX)
Carlos Figueroa, INF (previously released by CHC)
Humberto Garcia, INF (previously released by CHW)
Alan Oaks, RHP (previously released by MIA)
Yomar Pacheco, RHP (previously released by PIT)
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP (previously released by TB)
Orbandy Rodriguez, RHP (previously released by AZ)
Roberto Vahlis, C (previously released by TOR)
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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Rosenthal saying DBacks/A's talked of a Skaggs/Pollock and a little more for Cespedes, probably the pieces D'Backs would dangle for Samardzija, although the little more would probably be a little less in that case.
Agree on the Tanaka point. This front office isn't dumb. But they better have a plan B if things don't go their way.
Fernando Tatis off all people is claiming that Mets have a deal with Curtis Granderson.
you can build a team without shedding prospects.
in fact, there comes a point (especially when you've shed a lot of payroll) where you invest before you become better than the bottom 10. 8 wins is all that separates this year's #4 cubs pick from the #11 pick (which means you lose that draft pick if you sign a protected player).
it's completely disingenuous and my point being that the Ricketts are just using it as leverage to get what they want out of a TV deal and Wrigley renovations.
Good chance anyone except maybe Cuban or the Steinbrenners would be doing the exact same thing.
Towers isn't giving up Archie Bradley for David Price, so don't expect him for Samardzija
other than Skaggs, not sure what DBacks are gonna offer teams for this #1 or #2 starter, although Skaggs would be a decent get
maybe Skaggs, Delgado and another minor leaguer for Ninja?
I could be wrong but I was under the impression that the debt issue is a bit misleading since the Ricketts family essentially created a vehicle to loan themselves the money to make the purchase. So to say they can't increase the payroll because the left hand needs to re-pay the right hand is a bit disingenuous.
Well of course the younger player is more valuable VP...just pointing out that he didn't really "suck"
I'm a fan of Villaneuva as well.
It's better to have a guy who's 23 hit 23 HRs and knock in 80 than a 38-year-old with 30 and 103, since after that season McGriff had 113 games left in the tank, with very little production.
People always assume it's about money, but I really think it's about sustained excellence. From the Cubs' point of view, Ellsbury was attractive for his left-handedness; but signing him would have been Cub-career ending for Soler, Lake, Vitters, probably Vogelbach and others you could name, since Bryant and Almora are going to occupy two thirds of the outfield fairly soon.
Cutler will be franchised, and the Bears will use one of the first two picks on Qb.
Trestman wants his own mind and arm to meld.
Daytona Cubs named BA's minor league team of the year.
It was that kind of season for the Daytona Cubs, who had two no-hitters, a four-homer game, the most prospects in the franchise’s 20 years as a Cubs affiliate, and oh by the way, a run to the high Class A Florida State League championship.
other FA QB options are Vick, Freeman and Henne, so yeah, Bears will probably franchise if they have to.
McCown's been fantastic and all and the downfall this year has been the defensive injuries, but not sure you want to go down that road next year with McCown.
If they do franchise Cutler, then they should definitely draft a QB in the upper rounds for 2015.
Speaking of deep drafts, it's a deep QB draft this year, too and Emery says he isn't franchising Cutler - should be an interesting off season for the Bears and their QBs.
You're right about the Zell demand - I forgot about that. Somebody should erect a Zell statue in front of Wrigley that has replaceable balls that can get cut off by the people as they go through the turnstiles.
the debt you speak of was a demand by Zell to lower his tax burden. Any owner that bought the team would have the same issues.
I don't doubt the Ricketts are now using at as an excuse to get the Wrigley improvements they want now and TV deal they want, but I also have little doubt that if the Cubs were any good, they'd be bigger players in the free agent market.
What puts Tanaka in play for the Cubs — who often are forced into mid-market decision-making because of debt-related restrictions — is that the often-exorbitant posting-bid price isn’t subject to restrictions on player spending that have been in place since the Ricketts family’s highly leveraged purchase in 2009, a source said.