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 9/1/14 - 24 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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I think Theo and Jed will come to a conclusion by the end Spring Training on how likely they think the team is to contend...at one end of the spectrum if they get two TOR pitchers over the winter then they will go the rest of the way "all in" for next year and Bryant is with the Cubs from day one and burns a year of control...if they strike out over the winter and wind up with EJax-Arietta-Hendricks-Turner-Wood as the starting rotation then Bryant goes down long enough to delay his clock.
If he tears up spring training, pretty sure he'll start with the team, if he falters a bit, they'll send him down until needed.
Maybe the $6.7 million signing bonus should have been your first clue it is a business. I try not to begrudge any player trying to maximize their earnings but please don't publicly gripe or feign ignorance about the consequences of trying to earn your extra millions.
No, no, his brother can't hit
and chew gum at the same time...
Screw Bryant- Any Boras client whining about the business of baseball is the height of irony. The Cubs have proved (failed Samardzija extension) that they aren't interested in getting raped by agents looking to fleece the organization. Good. Keep playing hardball.
Old Bourbon Phil Rogers.
Between Phil and Jesse I would pick Fred on baseball reporting.
That's the spirit kid.
Now sign this 10 year club friendly contract or we will try this again spring training 2016.
2B, 1b, then "With Kevin Cron batting, missed catch error by Alex Tomasovich on the pickoff attempt, Taylor Ratliff scores. Steve Nyisztor to 2nd."
So 1-0 Hillsboro through 2 innings. Stinnett struck out 5 of the next 6 batters after the hits and run scored.
Exactly what I meant.
left ankle sprain for Castro, ruled out a break, MRI tomorrow...
Bryant less than thrilled about not being called up...as it should be.
when teams give the cubs 6 outs in an inning they seem to do well with it.
another epic D brewers outing.
I can't speak for Ryno but my interpretation of his post was that he was wondering if Baez would be their only prospect if Hendry was around, and if he thinks that, he's probably right.
Not to be a downer, but I remember C-Patt walking off the field of his own power after a knee injury that ended his 2003 season.
Why are all of your hopes on one guy? The great thing about this team now is that there are a bunch of guys to look forward to.
Yeah. Coach I'm fine - just a flesh wound.
Honey, you can have that baby alone. Can't your sister help out?
/things Cubs will say in 2015/16