Posts in category TERMS & RULES

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 […]

TERMS AND RULES: AUG 31 ROSTER DEADLINE

TERMS AND RULES: AUG 31 ROSTER DEADLINE

On August 31 at midnight ET, three different milestones in the player movement calendar occur. The waiver trade deadline period comes to an end while the postseason eligibility lists are established. These two events mean that the time to load up with players that will be active for the playoffs has passed. From this point on, […]

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS

INTERNATIONAL SIGNING PERIOD BEGINS

Today is the first day MLB teams can sign international players for the following season. With the new collective bargaining agreement, clubs can spend up to $2.9M on international prospects from July 2, 2012 to July 1, 2013 but they will also be able to sign at least six players for $50,000 or less and […]

TERMS AND RULES: KEY DATES

TERMS AND RULES: KEY DATES

With the First-Year Player Draft completed, it is time to look ahead at some key dates that loom on the hot stove calendar in the coming months. June 16 – First date that clubs may trade an eligible free agent player that was signed after electing free agency July 2 – First date to sign […]

TERMS AND RULES: KEY DATES

TERMS AND RULES: KEY DATES

The hot stove rolls on with a ton of noteworthy dates on the schedule as winter turns to spring. Here’s a rundown from February 1st through mid-May: February 1 – 21 –  Salary arbitration hearings, St. Petersburg, FL March 11 – Last day to renew major league contracts March 19 – Last day to place […]

JANUARY/FEBRUARY ARBITRATION DATES

JANUARY/FEBRUARY ARBITRATION DATES

We are well into arbitration season, with many teams/players avoiding the process by agreeing to deals. Others are still going through the process with a salary for next year in the balance. Here are the timeframes for the important arbitration dates for 2012. Janaury 5-13 – Salary arbitration filing January 17, 11AM CT – Deadline […]

TERMS AND RULES: SUPER-TWO’s

TERMS AND RULES: SUPER-TWO’s

Major league players reach free agency after six seasons, giving them freedom to test their value on the open market. During that six-year period, the arbitration process kicks in, giving players a chance to “put in for a raise” for the next season. For the majority of players, they are arbitration-eligible after three years. A select group of […]

TERMS AND RULES: OFFSEASON KEY DATES

TERMS AND RULES: OFFSEASON KEY DATES

With the Hot Stove season upon us, here is a look at the key dates on the player movement calendar this offseason. November 3 – Free agents are eligible to sign with any team. 12:01AM ET. November 15, 16 –GM Meetings (Milwaukee, WI) November 16, 17 –Owners Meetings (Milwaukee, WI) November 18 – Day to […]

RULES: JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

RULES: JAPANESE POSTING SYSTEM

The “posting system” currently in place for the transfer of baseball players from Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball to Major League Baseball in the U.S. has been in effect since 1998. A previous agreement had been in place since 1967, the United States-Japanese Player Contract Agreement. However, after several high-profile instances of Japanese players moving to […]

RULES: PLAYER MOVEMENT IN AUGUST

RULES: PLAYER MOVEMENT IN AUGUST

The month of August has several sets of circumstances that make it a unique time period on the player movement calendar. With the non-waiver trade deadline passing at 4PM ET on July 31, the trading season gets a little more difficult for clubs. Players Traded Must Clear Waivers After the deadline, players can only be […]