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RULE 5 PROTECTION DAY

RULE 5 PROTECTION DAY

November 20th was the deadline to place Rule 5 Draft eligible players on the 40-man roster or risk losing them. Rule 5 deals with players who have either four or five years with a club but haven’t been placed on the 40-man. At this point, clubs must protect them by placing them on the 40-man […]

QUALIFYING OFFERS

QUALIFYING OFFERS

It’s the time of the year again when clubs need to make a Qualifying Offer or not to their pending free agents and the list of players who received a QO is out.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY AGREEMENT FOR MLB, MLBPA

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE POLICY AGREEMENT FOR MLB, MLBPA

MLB and the Players Association announced today that they have agreed to a policy on domestic violence that puts baseball at the forefront of this troubling issue. As has been the case with more than 20 years of labor negotiations, MLB has gotten out in front of a potentially troubling issue, working in the background before […]

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

DARVISH DERBY HAD THE HOT STOVE ABLAZE

Roughly a week from Christmas, with NFL playoff spots being contested and with the NBA set to launch this weekend, a bidding process for a risky pitching commodity from the other side of the world had MLB fans on the edges of their seats. This was the hot stove in all its glory as anticpation and hope ended […]

YU DARVISH SPECULATION RUNS WILD

YU DARVISH SPECULATION RUNS WILD

In a time on the MLB calendar when there are no games, we’re just past the Winter Meetings, and the off-season signings could come any day without warning, the Yu Darvish Derby has everyone’s attention. The standout Japanese pitcher was posted late last week and the bidding ended on Wednesday at 4:00PM CST. And here […]

YU DARVISH POSTED, BIDDING ENDS 12/14

YU DARVISH POSTED, BIDDING ENDS 12/14

25-year old Japanese RHP Yu Darvish has been posted and MLB teams have until 4:00PM CST Wednesday to bid on exclusive negotiating rights. (For an explanation of the posting system, go here). Darvish is the latest darling hurler of the Nippon Professional Baseball league and he has put up very impressive numbers starting with his age-19 year […]

ARBITRATION OFFER DEADLINE TONIGHT

ARBITRATION OFFER DEADLINE TONIGHT

There are just a few hours before the midnight ET deadline for clubs to offer salary arbitration to their free agents which would make the clubs eligible for compensation picks in next year’s draft should the free agents sign elsewhere. With the new CBA being announced yesterday, this will be the last year for the Type […]

CBA ANNOUNCEMENT LOOMS

CBA ANNOUNCEMENT LOOMS

Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have been working diligently for quite some time to get a deal done before the current CBA expires on December 11. There were optimistic reports that the new deal could be announced during the World Series, but now it looks like Tuesday will be the big day. Several huge […]

ACES LOW

ACES LOW

Here we are. 3-2 in favor of the Rangers in the ALCS and a 2-2 draw in the NLCS. The Rangers and Tigers are headed to Game Six while the Brewers and Cardinals will go at least that far after tonight’s Milwaukee victory. This deep into the postseason, you would expect Mt. Rushmore-types to be […]

PHILLIES LAND PENCE AS DEADLINE NEARS

PHILLIES LAND PENCE AS DEADLINE NEARS

The Philadelphia Philles moved to improve their offense Friday by acquiring Astros OF Hunter Pence for two minor leaguers and two PTBNLs. Pence will move into the right field position for the Phils as they try to maintain their status atop the National League. Pence is under club control through the 2013 season and has […]