POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 3-13-2014
ARTICLE XX-B MINOR LEAGUE PLAYER:
Tsuyoshi Wada, LHP
ARTICLE XX-D MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Marcos Mateo, RHP
MLB RULE 55 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENT:
Jeffry Antigua, LHP
Lars Anderson, 1B
John Baker, C
Emilio Bonifacio, IF-OF
Marcelo Carreno, RHP
Lendy Castillo, RHP
Hunter Cervenka, LHP (see NOTE)
Chris Coghlan, OF
Casey Coleman, RHP
Charlie Cutler, C
Paolo Espino, RHP
Eduardo Figueroa, RHP
Luis Flores, C
Edgar Gonzalez, INF
Carlos Gutierrez, RHP
Marcus Hatley, RHP
Tommy Hottovy, LHP
Walter Ibarra, INF
Ryan Kalish, OF
Mitch Maier, OF
Darnell McDonald, OF
Jonathon Mota, INF
Starling Peralta, RHP
Carlos Pimentel, RHP
Dae-Eun Rhee, RHP
Ryan Roberts, INF
Jose Rosario, RHP
Jonathan Sanchez, LHP
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:
Humberto Garcia, INF
Chang-Yong Lim, RHP
Nate Maldonado, C
Alan Oaks, RHP
Yomar Pacheco, RHP
Brohiglyn Rivero, RHP
Orbandy Rodriguez, 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.
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I found Sullivan's tone in that article to be pretty rude/stupid, i.e., his usual. He uses "get rid of" a couple of times in relation to the guy...like he had some personal beef with him. Such a miserable guy.
This is definitely his walk the walk year.
I wouldn't mind the Cubs picking up Javy Guerra. Another good reclamation project...
"Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski indicated Sunday that the Tigers will stick with "internal candidates" to replace Jose Iglesias."
s.lombardozzi at SS is a weak option at best...especially since he was rushed to the bigs only to flail and he hasn't played regular SS since college. h.perez is an even worse option, though he can probably play SS more predictably.
e.suarez isn't MLB ready...
they got nothing.
Good information, thanks!
I have very little expectations for Ninja, I'd be thrilled with a prospect package for him.
Cafardo's Sunday notes have this...
1. Jose Iglesias, SS, Tigers — He has gone through quite an ordeal dealing with painful shin splints since he was traded from the Red Sox. Iglesias played through it in Boston, but since going to Detroit, the pain has been unbearable. Iglesias will likely start the season on the disabled list and is seeing a specialist to see if there’s something to alleviate the pain.
does that say more about Sweeney's wife or St. Patrick's Day?
ta da boom (beating on a green drum).
Sweeney bought a $1.4M house about a half mile from my mom. His wife must be loaded.
Loss of draft pick for signing Drew too.
boni playing SS again in the cle/chc split squad game. it's looking more and more that he's going to break with the team as a super-sub unless his hitting goes further south...and he's not got much room for cushion given his .250/.269 avg/ob% spring showing so far. he's seen a lot of work at 2nd, and a few games at SS both starting and subbing in.
r.sweeney finally got another hit. 2-23 on the spring.
valbuena (playing 2nd vs cle) has 2 doubles today as his bat heats up a bit after a very cold start.
d.murphy and vogelbomb hit homers in the chc/nym game.
they gave r.sweeney a 2/3.5m contract this offseason to be a bench/injury-sub guy. it's a cheap enough contract to not care much about it (especially since he plays a capable CF), but they're probably committed to him going into this season at the very least.
kalish does look like a heck of a mid-season sureholds replacement and future bench guy, though. if he can find his power again (though he's never been thought of as a 25-30+ HR type) he could turn out to be a very interesting option for a lot of play in the OF.
Kalish with two stolen bases. I sorta hope he makes the team. Guess they get a Schierholtz or Sweeney taker. They are all somewhat interchangeable to me.
the cleveland indians team psychologist is actually credited on the team as being a "psychology coach".
he's also the cleveland cavilers team psychologist in a smaller role.
and he wrote the book "The Complete Mental Game of Baseball: Taking Charge of the Process, On and Off the Field"
images of a confessional with Piniella asleep on the other side of the window?
not counting the oldschool (and weird) use of psychologists is baseball...
cleveland indians kinda pioneered the modern use of psychologists. dude has his own office directly behind the dugout and players are permitted to visit during games.
The twitter box has the link to the article on the Cubs firing their psychologist. It's an odd story. Apparently the psychologist would dress up in uniform and hang out in the locker room. I'm not sure who permitted this to go on but it sounds fairly unprofessional to me. Supposedly he would hang out just to listen to the gossip and report back to someone (Crane Kenney?) I'd love to have someone write up the real scoop on the story from the beginning.