Posts tagged free agency

WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

WITH WORLD SERIES OVER, THE HOT STOVE SEASON BEGINS

Even as Pablo Sandoval clutched the third-out popup to end last night’s World Series with another championship for the Giants, the hot stove season was beginning to heat up. The last day of the Word Series triggers the schedule of events that kicks free agency into full swing. Five days after the World Series (Monday) […]

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 […]

IT’S ON! FREE AGENTS CAN SIGN WITH NEW TEAMS

IT’S ON! FREE AGENTS CAN SIGN WITH NEW TEAMS

When he clock struck midnight on the east coast a few minutes ago, MLB’s free agent class of 2011 became eligible to sign with new teams. Albert Pujols is now free to become an Oakland Athletic, Prince Fielder can swing a deal with the Padres, whatever. The possibilities are endless…well, in theory, anyway. The clubs […]

FREE AGENCY PUSHED BACK 24 HOURS

FREE AGENCY PUSHED BACK 24 HOURS

With the World Series concluding Friday night, the Hot Stove season is upon us. Normally, free agency would begin today, but MLB and the Players’ Association have agreed to move it back 24 hours, to 12:01AM ET on Sunday October 30. Players and clubs must make their decisions regarding options by 11:59PM ET on Monday, […]

HBO, SHOWTIME ARE TALKIN’ BASEBALL

HBO, SHOWTIME ARE TALKIN’ BASEBALL

On Wednesday July 13th, baseball will be heavily featured on premium cable channels HBO and Showtime. At 9PM ET HBO will run The Curious Case of Curt Flood, a documentary on the man who blazed the trail for free agency in baseball. HBO’s website has a preview here that indicates that Flood’s battle with baseball […]

THROWBACK: CURT FLOOD

THROWBACK: CURT FLOOD

Curtis Charles Flood was a centerfielder for the St. Louis  Cardinals from 1959 to 1969 who won seven Gold Gloves. He batted over .300 six  times, led the league in hits in 1964 with 211 and played all seven games in three World Series, 1964, 1967 and 1968. For all his steady production during a  […]

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