POST-2014 MINOR LEAGUE FREE-AGENTS
Last updated 7-6-2014
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
Yorvit Torrealba, C
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.
Cubs have $8,352,200 in draft pool money (and if they don't mind paying a a 75% tax on $417,600, they can go up to $8,769,810).
Players in bold have allegedly signed. Anyone after the 10th round signed for over $100K counts against their draft money as well.
If the player has yet to sign or there's no media report on the bonus, the third column is the recommened slot money.
Currently the Cubs have paid $8,754,000 out and have $15,810 of their draft pool money left before having to worry about losing draft picks.
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oh surprising, AJ was not well liked by Boston teammates
eh, twitter sucks, video looks more like leg or back
Bailey comes out with apparent arm injury in 6th with a 1-2 count on Castro.
Yes yes and YES! Looks like if Hendricks misses it looks ugly!!
Alcantara beautiful piece of hitting with major opposite field finesse and power on that 2B.
8 in a row retired by Hendricks since Ludwick HR...
just saw video on MLB.com, holy hell is Hendricks slow.
also the pitch he threw to Ludwick for HR was god-awful, 78 mph something that was supposed to be low and outside and ended up middle in...just a meatball.
Alcantara 2-RBI double for his first hit, along with earlier sac fly.
Alcantara with his first MLB RBI. Sac fly.
good Q&A with Jason Parks on Cubs prospects
gushes over Russell and offers this on whether Baez, Castro and Russell will play togehter
groundball, HR by Ludwick, groundball, foul out in 3rd, 4-1 Reds
after last night btw...all within a .5 game of each other
much better 2nd, 2 K's and and line out
Hendricks gives up 3 in the first vs the Louisville Reds (No Phillips, Votto, Bruce or Mesoraco)
BB, BB, pop out, Double, Single, Single and E-7, FC out at home, IBB, Fly Out
error actually didn't lead to any runs
This is the only thing that makes sense. I hope you are right. As we've seen theo jed are pretty cutthroat with their strategies - I really hope you are right. It just feels like Ricky does stupid shit on top of this strategy which makes me wonder if he'll ever get behind him.
That said your argument fits and as I've said before if they didn't like Olt I think they'd be playing him to shop. Weirdly now I wonder what they will do with him haha as word is Bryant is a better defender and of course Russell / Castro / Baez / Alcantara all vying for infield jobs!
Carlito, this is July and the Cubs are sellers. The seats behind the plate are filled with scouts. This is Valbuena's month and Barney's month, not Olt's month. The previous months were geared to making Valbuena and Barney look like starters come July.
Next month will be different for Olt. Of course, so will next season, when Bryant comes looking for his job. But at least it won't be Valbuena and Barney keeping Olt on the bench.
Tito, Ryno... I'm sorry if I've been annoying. This is not meant to be argumentative but let's look at the numbers:
Olt vs. rest of Cubs roster:
HR - 2nd on team
RBI - 4th on team
BB - 4th on team
AB - 9th on team behind:
Olt vs. other NL rookies:
What we already knew intuitively about AJ Pierzynski confirmed by Boston clubhouse here.