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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Kris Bryant: MLB’s service time manipulation is ‘awful’

Despite all signs pointing towards the contrary, two of baseball’s top prospects — Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (Blue Jays) and Eloy Jiménez (White Sox) — are not expected to make their team’s Opening Day rosters. The reasoning behind the move? Service time manipulation.

Players receive MLB service time for every day they spend on a team’s active roster and/or injured list. One year of service time equates to 172 days spent on an active roster/injured list; for reference, MLB’s regular season is 187 days long. After six years of MLB service time, a player is eligible for free agency.

Essentially, the Blue Jays and White Sox will gain another year of control over Guerrero Jr. and Jimenez by keeping them in the minor leagues to start the 2019 season. Kris Bryant, of course, is no stranger to this.

A few words on service-time games, from one who has experienced them directly.

 

QLE Posted: February 26, 2019 at 05:41 AM | 2 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: corruption, eloy jimenez, kris bryant, service time, vladimir guerrero jr.

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