There is currently no content classified with this term.
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.
Updated through 7/24/14
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.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
There is currently no content classified with this term.
E-MAN: It looks like C. J. Edwards has put on some weight, but he's still tall & lanky and probably always will be. I really don't think being Satchel Paige or Oil Can Boyd Redux would necessarily be the worst thing. Some of the best Marathon runners in the world have that body type, and they don't have stamina issues. I'm more concerned about the shoulder inflamation, but it looks like that problem has been resolved (at least for now).
HAGSAG: Gleyber Torres is a better pure hitter and has better hands & footwork at SS. Carlos Penalver is faster and a bit more polished. Torres definitely has the higher upside. In fact, I would rate Torres among the Cubs Top 10 Prospects right now (probably #10, right behind Schwarber and Vogelbach).
It's hard to believe that Torres just turned 17 in December.
Phil, will you compare Torres to Penalver?
I was just reading the same thing - and I actually agree with the cubs. If they are gonna start pushing forward next year those two guys are my choice to hang around because 1.) they are outfielders a which we'll need, and 2.) they've been through the ups and downs of success and failure personally - especially Caghlan which is a nice perspective to have with a lot of kids coming up.
Obviously if it's a decent prospect you trade them, but they are good guys to have around and young enough too.
I believe the Madlock trade was related to salary demands [And he was a black guy] and some discrimination on the part of PK Wrigley who died in April 1977 only 2 months after the Madlock [who was black] trade. PK wasn't used to feisty [and black] players like Madlock [who was also African American] (think Billy Williams and Ernie Banks). To add to the context, this was still fresh on the heels of the Curt Flood reserve clause challenges [also black] (1971) and the Seitz decision (Dec 1975).
It sounds as if CJ is making progress from your report.
Is he still looking like a "string bean"? Do you think he can project out to a MLB starter someday in the near future?
Re Torres - are the coaches having him practice various positions up the middle? Or, are they focusing on his SS play? How's the kid's arm, anyway?
"CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Cubs have "rebuffed inquiries" from the Yankees and others for Justin Ruggiano.
Heyman says the Cubs plan to hang on to both Ruggiano and Chris Coghlan, as they value their bats next year more than the second-tier prospect that they'd receive in return."
I'm picturing him as literally on fire, which is NBA-Jam-esque.
I believe the Madlock trade was related to salary demands and some discrimination on the part of PK Wrigley who died in April 1977 only 2 months after the Madlock trade. PK wasn't used to feisty players like Madlock (think Billy Williams and Ernie Banks). To add to the context, this was still fresh on the heels of the Curt Flood reserve clause challenges (1971) and the Seitz decision (Dec 1975). Finally, there was the new 1976 MLBPA agreement permitting free agency after 6 years of service.
Maddux scouting reports through the years-
first one typical Cubs scout at the time
Top three or four picks, I'll always want a position player over a pitcher.
He's on fire.
I think Wrigley was just pissed that Madlock put the nail in the coffin of the Carmen Fanzone era.
Hooton came in with a lot of hype, sort of Mark Priorish at the time if I remember right. I never did figure out why they traded him. Thanks for all of those recaps!
You just bet a nut that Hanley Ramirez is going to be healthy the rest of the season.
mark appel (HOU) called up to AA a couple days ago.
9.74era/1.92whip in 12 outings (44.1 ip) in high-A.