Category Archives: TERMS & RULES

Explanation of various player movement intracacies

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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