On July 31st, the non-waiver trade deadline came and went and then on September 1st, active rosters expanded from 25 to 40. So, who is on the post-season roster for clubs making the playoffs?
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Tonight at midnight ET, the deadline will pass for clubs to offer contracts to their arbitration eligible players. The arbitration years are when players begin to become expensive and for a club to non-tender a player would make that player a free agent. The gamble by the club is that the player isn’t a future […]
On July 30th, 2014, the San Francisco Giants made a couple of roster moves, with 1B Travis Ishikawa and OF Juan Perez joining the big league club. Ishikawa had his contract purchased by the Giants, while Perez was recalled. The difference here is that Juan Perez was already on the 40-man roster and playing at […]
The statuses of players in Spring Training and the decisions that teams must make regarding them are all over the map this time each year. The latest Collective Bargaining Agreement added a new wrinkle that protects some players of a particular status, and there are several conditions for fitting into this group. I explained this nuance last year […]
At 9AM ET today, the international signing period begins and teams will be able to use their pool money to sign international free agents. This is anomaly that teams face in acquiring players with the absence of an international draft. Major league teams have several different methods they must use to acquire players from outside […]
The most recent CBA, the 2012-2016 Basic Agreement, has a provision that allows teams to add a 26th player to the active roster for scheduled day-night doubleheaders. The reasoning for this extra, temporary roster spot is obviously to help clubs get through 18 innings of scheduled baseball that would normally get played over two days. A […]
The most recent MLB Collective Bargaining Agreement has altered the player movement process in many ways, some of them pretty big. From the draft rules to free agent compensation, this latest CBA brought some significant adjustments to the process we were all familiar with. One of the lesser-known changes addresses a subtelty of the process that becomes pretty important this […]