Player Movement in Baseball

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DEADLINE TO TENDER CONTRACTS AT MIDNITE ET

DEADLINE TO TENDER CONTRACTS AT MIDNITE ET

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 […]

TERMS AND RULES: RECALLED VS. CONTRACT PURCHASED

TERMS AND RULES: RECALLED VS. CONTRACT PURCHASED

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 […]

34 PLAYERS FALL UNDER ARTICLE XX (B) THIS YEAR

34 PLAYERS FALL UNDER ARTICLE XX (B) THIS YEAR

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 […]

CHANGES TO JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

CHANGES TO JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

UPDATE: While an agreement looked to be imminent, NPB has balked at MLB’s proposal and  things appear to be at an impasse at this time. MLB COO Rob Manfred spoke at the end of the GM and Owners meetings this week and indicated that MLB is tired of waiting for a response to their proposal […]

TERMS AND RULES: QUALIFYING OFFER

TERMS AND RULES: QUALIFYING OFFER

Under the latest collective bargaining agreement, a new form of free agent compensation went into effect that did away with the old Type A, Type B free agent system. In its place is the “qualifying offer” and here is how it works. When a team loses a player to free agency, they must have made […]

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS TODAY

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS TODAY

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 […]

TERMS AND RULES: DAY-NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER ROSTER EXPANSION

TERMS AND RULES: DAY-NIGHT DOUBLEHEADER ROSTER EXPANSION

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 […]

TERMS AND RULES: BEREAVEMENT LIST

TERMS AND RULES: BEREAVEMENT LIST

The bereavement list is a list that a major league club can place a player on when it becomes necessary for the player to leave the team due to an illness or death in his immediate family (his or his spouse’s). A player placed on the bereavment list must remain on it for at least […]

TERMS AND RULES: ARTICLE XX(B)

TERMS AND RULES: ARTICLE XX(B)

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 […]

END OF WORLD SERIES STARTS FREE AGENCY

END OF WORLD SERIES STARTS FREE AGENCY

With the last out of the Giants’ World Series sweep last night, the clock started ticking for the off-season player movement calendar. 137 players, listed here by MLBTradeRumors.com, became free agents and their clubs have exclusive negotiating rights for five days. On Saturday, November 3 at 12:01AM ET, negotiations with all clubs are open. And […]

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