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.
Cubs have $8,352,200 in draft pool money (and if they don't mind paying a a 75% tax on $417,600, they can go up to $8,769,810).
Players in bold have allegedly signed. Anyone after the 10th round signed for over $100K counts against their draft money as well.
If the player has yet to sign or there's no media report on the bonus, the third column is the recommened slot money.
Currently the Cubs have paid $8,754,000 out and have $15,810 of their draft pool money left before having to worry about losing draft picks.
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And Ruggiano is 354/381/519 over his last 30 days
Chris Coghlan last 30 days
it only took 1360 PA over 2.5 seasons for the new regime to do away with barney.
Barney-Last of the Jimtown followers
Want to throw up in your mouth ? Read Henry's quotes
Hannemann promoted to Daytona. Jeffrey Baez promoted to Kane County.
The last of the Jimtown followers
Want to scare ur kids? Read them Hendry's quotes
The I-Cubs had 14 pitchers active (including Kyuji Fujikawa) prior to Wada getting called-up, so Olt would replace Wada on the Iowa Cubs Active List, and I would think Manny Ramirez will probably be placed on the 7-day DL with some kind of vague "soft tissue" injury to make room for Soler.
And then Szczur and Jackson will probably share CF, and Vitters and Kalish will probably share LF duties.
At Tennessee, Almora plays CF (obviously), so Jae-Hoon Ha would move to RF.
The Eloy Jimenez moonshot HR last night for AZL Cubs at Cubs Park (Riverview Park) went over the LF berm and his walk-off RBI double hit off the right-centerfield wall.
Q-MAN: That makes a lot of sense. Why waste Lake's last minor league option with only six weks left in the minor league season?
Olt has two options left, so he'll still have one left next season even after using up one this season. But I still don't understand why he wasn't sent down earlier.
Lake only has one option remaining. Maybe they want to save it for next year?
I did the interview for this video with Barney. Couldn't have been nicer or more cooperative. It was also when he seemed like he knew how to hit.
And.....when is Lake going to follow Olt to Iowa? He has been going south for a while with his plate appearances.
Barney is actually a shortstop, and I think he'll find a team that will put him there.
But I won't miss his gum-chewing.
Over is last 30 games (108 ABs), Almora has a 380/404/611 line. Yes, only 5 walks, but also only 13 Ks. It just looks like he adjusted to the league and now needs a challeng.e
So what are the dominoes here with Olt and Soler going to AAA and only Wada, a pitcher, coming up? I assume someone has to be released or demoted to AA?