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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that's a lot of money to spend to lose to the A's. ridiculous deal of course, Yankee Stadium is heaven for left-handed power hitters and they have a lot of offensive holes to fill in my opinion.
Makes Franklin or Miller available on a trade which certainly has some value. They'll probably do something even more stupid now and trade Walker and Hultzen for David Price.
and just to clarify my thoughts on this deal, I actually don't mind it that much for the Mariners. They've built a real nice set of prospects that are all very close or already there so it makes some sense to start spending now. Cano's certainly a very good baseball player and they needed offensive help. Now if they go all Toronto and decide to go all in this year and start trading away some of those prospects for what they deem upgrades and those prospects aren't coming from a position of serious depth, then they'll deserve the grave they dug themselves. We'll see...
Carlito: "Moot", not "mute". I don't mean to be a jerk -- it's just one of my English pet peeves.
you can spend and develop.
what's more, with the new system where you lose your draft pick signing guys who are protected after the 10th pick (only 8 wins separate the cubs pick 4 from pick 11 this past disaster season) it makes sense to spend when you know you're close to coming out of the basement...not when you're out of the basement.
they're already pissing away $26m on e.jackson having him pitch 2 punt seasons...you gotta spend the money on something. it's just like that. yeah, really...these aren't 2-3 year deals on the line...these are 4-8+ year deals on the line.
"gotta spend the money on something"
Ugh. Really? First, just throwing money at free agents because you have it is a stupid idea. Second, even if they did that all you would do is complain about who they got, how much they overspent, how these guys can't be traded when they are old and terrible, etc.
Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols worked out so well for the Angels last year. The Blue Jays really took with their big spending spree last year. And so on.
much like assuming all the cubs kids in A/AA are going to contribute in the bigs in a meaningful manner...you can't count on trout/harper making it to being FA's.
this is a team that could easily spend $130-$150m and still bring a profit.
If they are going to go in on like a Cano deal, it better be for Trout or Harper when they are 27.
gotta spend the money on something.
if you're waiting around for a great deal on a FA contract you're only gonna get support guys except for those rare exceptions...which doesn't happen much.
FAs cost loot...it's not about getting a great deal, it's about adding a piece to your team. there are very few great deals on the FA market that are high end impact players.
plus, this is the f'n cubs...in chicago...3rd largest TV market in the nation with nation-wide fan appeal.
Feldman 3/30 from Astros
Granderson is 4/60
Really? Haven't we covered this? Are they gonna sign a 2nd baseman to a 10 year deal in the national league (where he can't play DH in his later years) when the middle infield is potentially stacked with some of our best prospects? Also let's remember that pretty much ALL the long overpaid contracts are going to the American League (ellsbury, cano, fielder, hamilton, pujols) because of the DH on these 7-10 year deals. The Cubs would be idiots to sign these players.
a billion dollars in personal wealth doesn't go as far as it used to.
mets sign granderson....4yr
also, Cubs not getting burned again giving a 10 year contract.
I think Cano is a great player, but let's see how this looks years 5-10.
Hiya Albert Pujols!
Nintendo money tops Ameritrade money.
Cubs too cheap and don't care about fans
How is it that a team in the Seattle metro region (population 3.5m) can afford huge signings and the Cubs (metro pop ~10mil) can only afford Wesley Wright?