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Boesch/some combo of Mustillier, Diaz and Juan Rivera would look ok for a month or two if I'm the Yankees....with Dan Johnson/Eduardo Nunez
So arbitration contracts aren't guaranteed?
So arbitration contracts aren't guaranteed?
Yeah, I'm really confused by this too.
I think we’re trying to do him a little favor.
They're not. If you tender an arbitration-eligible player a contract, and you cut him by March 15, you only have to pay 1/6 of his salary. If you cut him by March 29, you only pay 1/4 of his salary (I'm pretty sure those dates are correct, but don't hold me to them)
I'll bet a buck that you learned this after the news of Hochevar moving to the bullpen was announced - and much rejoicing ensued!
ARTICLE IX—Termination Pay
A Player who is tendered a Uniform Player’s Contract which is subse-
quently terminated by a Club during the period between the end of the
championship season and the beginning of the next succeeding spring
training under paragraph 7(b)(2) of the Uniform Player’s Contract for
failure to exhibit sufficient skill or competitive ability shall be entitled
to receive termination pay from the Club in an amount equal to thirty
(30) days’ payment at the rate stipulated in paragraph 2 of (1) his Con-
tract for the next succeeding championship season, or (2) if he has no
contract for the next succeeding championship season, in an amount
equal to thirty (30) days’ payment at the rate stipulated in paragraph 2
of the Contract tendered to him by his Club for the next succeeding
B. Spring Training
A Player whose Contract is terminated by a Club under paragraph
7(b)(2) of the Uniform Player’s Contract for failure to exhibit suffi-
cient skill or competitive ability shall be entitled to receive termination
pay from the Club in an amount equal to thirty (30) days’ payment at
the rate stipulated in paragraph 2 of his Contract, if the termination
occurs during spring training but on or before the 16th day prior to the
start of the championship season. If the termination occurs during
spring training, but subsequent to the 16th day prior to the start of the
championship season, the Player’s termination pay shall be in an
amount equal to forty-five (45) days’ payment at the rate stipulated in
paragraph 2 of his Contract. [Emphasis added]
UNIFORM PLAYER’S CONTRACT
7.(b) The Club may terminate this contract upon written notice to the
Player (but only after requesting and obtaining waivers of this contract
from all other Major League Clubs) if the Player shall at any time:
(1) fail, refuse or neglect to conform his personal conduct to the
standards of good citizenship and good sportsmanship or to keep
himself in first-class physical condition or to obey the Club’s train-
ing rules; or
(2) fail, in the opinion of the Club’s management, to exhibit suf-
ficient skill or competitive ability to qualify or continue as a mem-
ber of the Club’s team; or
(3) fail, refuse or neglect to render his services hereunder or in
any other manner materially breach this contract. [...]
7.(d) If the Club proposes to terminate this contract in accordance
with subparagraph (b) of this paragraph 7, the procedure shall be as
(1) The Club shall request waivers from all other Major League
Clubs. Such waivers shall be good for the periods specified in Major
League Rule 10. Such waiver request must state that it is for the pur-
pose of terminating this contract and it may not be withdrawn.
(2) Upon receipt of waiver request, any other Major League
Club may claim assignment of this contract at a waiver price of
$1.00, the priority of claims to be determined in accordance with the
Major League Rules.
(3) If this contract is so claimed, the Club shall, promptly and
before any assignment, notify the Player that it had requested
waivers for the purpose of terminating this contract and that the con-
tract had been claimed.
(4) Within five (5) days after receipt of notice of such claim, the
Player shall be entitled, by written notice to the Club, to terminate
this contract on the date of his notice of termination. If the Player
fails to so notify the Club, this contract shall be assigned to the
(5) If the contract is not claimed, the Club shall promptly deliver
written notice of termination to the Player at the expiration of the
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