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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Sources - Kris Bryant loses grievance against Cubs, won’t be free agent until after 2021 season

I’m interested in getting details about the ruling.

The ruling, which sources said is going through its final reviews before being made public within a week, held that the Cubs did not run afoul of service-time rules when they called Bryant to the major leagues in April 17, 2015. He had spent the first two weeks of the season in Triple-A after a dominant spring-training performance. Had the Cubs summoned Bryant a day earlier, he would have ended the season with 172 days of service, or a full year.

Jim Furtado Posted: January 29, 2020 at 10:06 AM | 71 comment(s)
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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Some of baseball’s biggest stars are ready to change the game’s free-agency system – The Athletic

Transition the minimum salary to $2-$3 million a year (which essentially puts in a floor between $52-$72 million). More players get money and it moves the base for marginal dollars.

The service time manipulation that affected Lindor and Bryant, along with a slew of other young stars, is a financial benefit to teams, but it also prevents players from being on the field when they’re ready. Vladimir Guerrero Jr. was the most recent example last spring. Guerrero started the year in Triple A despite clearly being ready for the majors.

Under the current system, players earn a year of service time after 172 days in the majors. The union could negotiate to add an age component to service time, it could negotiate to have the number of days needed reduced (perhaps by as much as half) or they could negotiate for players to be arbitration-eligible after two years. A number of baseball agents believe getting guys to arbitration after two years would be more beneficial than getting them to free agency a year sooner than the current system allows.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 10, 2019 at 12:12 PM | 29 comment(s)
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