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BA: 2020 Minor League Free Agents Will Be Eligible For Free Agency This Fall

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Minor League Baseball players who were scheduled to be free agents at the end of the 2020 season have been told they will be eligible for free agency this fall.

The Major League Baseball Players Association has informed agents that non-40-man players will be eligible for free agency even though there was no 2020 MiLB season.

Because of the wording of how players become eligible for MiLB free agency, that was not a certainty. MiLB free agency requires players to provide “skilled services as a Minor League Player in seven (7) separate championship playing seasons” as part of their initial contract.

There was no 2020 MiLB season, so a legal argument could have been constructed that there was no championship season, which would mean that all players who came into the season with six years of minor league service time compiled would have to wait until after the 2021 season to reach free agency.

But for minor league free agency, players are being treated as if the season did take place. Players who were on the restricted list, inactive list or did not report to spring training will not be credited with the year.


RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2020 at 10:56 AM | 7 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: August 09, 2020 at 04:55 PM (#5968651)
Can we PLEASE stop linking to articles behind paywalls? Pretty please...?!
   2. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2020 at 05:20 PM (#5968659)
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 09, 2020 at 06:48 PM (#5968668)
The compromise might be to not link to articles behind paywalls when there is comparable coverage freely available elsewhere.
   4. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: August 09, 2020 at 06:57 PM (#5968669)
That has generally been what I have done, but BA covers the baseball industry in a way others don't. I try to avoid paywalls as much as possible, but I think there are some things worth discussing that happen to be behind a paywall.
   5. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: August 09, 2020 at 08:06 PM (#5968683)
That has generally been what I have done, but BA covers the baseball industry in a way others don't. I try to avoid paywalls as much as possible, but I think there are some things worth discussing that happen to be behind a paywall.

news aggregators have value, but it's important to support the people and organizations that actually do the reporting legwork, unless you want them to #fakenews disappear.
   6. Jeremy Renner App is Dead and I killed it Posted: August 09, 2020 at 08:15 PM (#5968684)
   7. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: August 09, 2020 at 09:07 PM (#5968696)
And re: the content -

Minor league free agents are mostly non-entities. This is totally not a big deal.

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