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Friday, July 12, 2019

July 31 Trade Deadline FAQ | MLB.com

So can players still be placed on waivers after July 31?

Yes, players can still be placed on outright waivers and claimed by other clubs, but it has to be a straight waiver claim, meaning the new team takes on the player’s remaining contract and no other players are involved.

Sometimes veteran players on costly contracts are placed on waivers in the hope of shedding salary, so it’s possible you might see some high-priced players switch teams on waivers this August for that reason alone.

Are players acquired via waivers after July 31 still eligible for postseason rosters?

Yes. But the Aug. 31 postseason roster deadline still applies. If you are not in the organization before September, you cannot appear in the postseason for them.

Jim Furtado Posted: July 12, 2019 at 05:38 AM | 23 comment(s)
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Monday, February 25, 2019

Relievers Have Broken Baseball. We Have A Plan To Fix It. | FiveThirtyEight

This.

How to bring balance back to bullpens

There’s a better idea than the MLB minimum batters proposal, one that would also speed up the game but that would yield more interesting strategy and — most importantly, from my point of view — cut down on the number of strikeouts, perhaps substantially. The core of my proposal is simple: Each team should be limited to carrying 10 pitchers on its 25-man active roster, plus an Emergency Pitcher.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2019 at 12:20 PM | 76 comment(s)
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