ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT: Marcos Mateo, RHP Eli Whiteside, C
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
SIX-YEAR 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 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: Jesus Arias,RHP 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.
2015 Draft Pick Race
Updated at 4:35pm CST on 7/30/14
For failing to sign top overall pick Brady Aiken, the Houston Astros will get the 2nd pick in next year's draft on top of their regular pick.
As you'll see, it's also the game where Dibble throws at Dascenzo's legs out of frustration(1:48 mark); a moment Dibble admitted was on purpose since(at least I heard him say it on XM radio). I'm sure MLB will be forcing it off youtube at any moment, so be sure to check it out quickly. There's a variety of ways of downloading youtube videos to your computer if you want it for your archives, something I wish I did with the Soriano incident at WWE last year.
The actual figures submitted are $3.4M by Theriot's camp and $2.6M by the Cubs, and those unfamiliar with the baseball arbitration process might think that either side has to prove their figure worthy. But as one astute reader noticed, $3M is the halfway point between the two figures and essentially Theriot's camp has to convince the panel that he's worth $3M or more and the Cubs have to convince them that Theriot is worth less than $3M. If Theriot's camp is successful, he'll get the $3.4M, if the Cubs are successful, he'll get $2.6M.
The folks at Baseball Prospectus are running their annual Internet Baseball Awards which I find far more interesting and relevant than the ridiculous BBWAA vote. Today is the last day to vote though, so head on over.
Can anyone compare and contrast the value of Travis Wood, Tommy Milone, Chris Rusin and Felix Dubront (outside of injuries). Projection including contract and years of control can be included
If Oakland needed a 4th outfielder, clearly Beane thought Santo's little helper (Fuld) must have more value than Sure-outs, Coughlan, Ruggiano. I wonder if Theo/Jed was a at all interested in Milone, or was the Dubront acquisition enough for his near term lefty arsenal and Milone would have been like having Wood lite.
GEORGE A: A player MUST be added to a club's MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) during the season if the player is added to the club's MLB Active List (25-man roster), or during the off season if the player was a free-agent and signed a major league contract, or was selected in the Major League Phase of the Rule 5 Draft, or was claimed off waivers. A player MIGHT be added to an MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) after the season to protect the player from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft and/or to keep the player from becoming a minor league free-agent.
Ok, here's my question: Cubs have Vitters, Watkins, BJax, Sczcur on option at Iowa which IMO is a pile of suck. Joe Stevenson of the NW Herald (HS sports) writes last night that former NW Herald POY 2007 - Elliot Soto, has been promoted to Iowa to take Watkins spot on moving up to Chicago. If Epstoyer would rather select Valaika and play Sweeney/Schierholtz over recalling any of these 4 guys, then why are they on the 40-man at all?
I think it's just a token gesture and they are holding onto Baez for service time and to avoid hype about the avalanche of prospects getting called up. Have to lose big this year again and I think next year they'll start the building part of the rebuilding. At the major league level . . .
I'd say bring him up, but there's no point. He'll just straddle pine as long as Valbuena is around. I like Valbuena a lot, but as a supersub on a contending team, not as someone blocking Olt. That's ridiculous. I'd love to see what a September infield of Olt, Castro, Baez and Rizzo could do for about 30 days in a row. Maybe even Soler in right.