POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 8-14-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
Eli Whiteside, C
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
Ryan Kalish, OF
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:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Yeiker Lovera, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
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.
Updated through 8/28/14 - 29 games left for Cubs.
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.
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Soler on "game count" according to Gordon Wittenmeyer to monitor his hamstring this season
Rizzo will be back for home stand.
we get to see more c.valaika! woo!
also, can someone on this team f'n step up and take the leadoff spot from coghlan...anyone...someone...
Any chance Rizzo plays in game 2?
Yeah I hope it is them being really careful.
I'm more concerned about Rizzo being out a 4th day. Back stuff is scary. Remember Pujols and his back issues? I hope they're running whatever tests they run for that kind of stuff. 4 Days is a long time for muscle tightness.
He had a day off Tuesday right? Dude is on fire...
You're probably right Rob...just....geez Soler is locked in right now.
He has a history of leg injury why push it.
Why the EFF is Soler out of the lineup???? Doubleheader or no.
Sheesh...better rest him after 3 games?
Shit, by this criteria I'd have to delete ALL my posts.
Deleted--not really contributing anything.
I saw that and I thought of your comments about Baez / Castro. It was impressive because he looked like what you said - a very balanced discussion. Also you and Virginia Phil and others are right I think: I saw a determination and awareness in Baez last night that was very impressive and NOT flakey. Even sprinting to first base on a 'sure out' - a lot of awareness.
MLB.TV. I think I replayed that home run 20 times, out of pure shock and awe. And if you have Amazon Prime and their Kindle.TV, rewinding is much easier than on most apps. Picture quality is pretty good, too. Finally I can see the Cubbies on my big screen. I tried Chromecasting MLB.TV but the thing stalled most of the time.
Was it just me, or did it seem last night that Baez was talking to Castro about not looking at the pitching coach when he was trying to leg out a triple. The way Baez was motioning his hands around in the dugout and talking to Castro right afterwards. He was clearly not chewing him out, just looked like he was probably saying something like, "maybe it would have been better to not run while looking over your shoulder?" I can see those two helping each other out, unless Starlin gets traded for helping to promote Cubbery.
That was a nice at bat. And Baez said it was his best at bat of the year. Not any of this homers, that one. So it shows he knows he needs to work on the swings and misses. I don't think his slider was working well at all last night, though, or it may have been a different outcome. He did try to make Baez fish - I think it was on the 1-2 count, and Baez laid off. Nice at bat and if we start seeing more of them this year things are gonna really look up.
Fuck it, bring up Vogelbomb.
Take the wife to a chick flick tonite and I miss the second coming