Here is all the type A and B players, who can be offered Arbitration today.
Type As: Bengie Molina SFG Billy Wagner BOS Chone Figgins LAA Darren Oliver LAA Jason Bay BOS Jermaine Dye CWS John Lackey LAA Johnny Damon NYY Jose Valverade HOU Kevin Gregg CHC LaTroy Hawkins HOU Marco Scutaro TOR Randy Wolf LAD Matt Holliday STL Miguel Tejada HOU Mike Gonzalez ATL Octavio Dotel CWS Orlando Cabrera MIN Orlando Hudson LAD Placido Polonco DET Rafeal Betancourt COL Rafeal Soriano ATL
Type Bs: Adam LaRouche PIT Adrian Beltre SEA Andy Pettitte NYY Bob Howry SFG Brandon Looper MIL Brandon Lyon DET Brain Giles SDP Brain Shouse TBR Carl Pavano MIN Carlos Delgado NYM Chan Ho Park PHI David Weathers MIL Doug Brocail HOU Doug Davis ARI Erik Bedard SEA Felipe Lopez MIL Fernando Rodney DET Fernando Tatis NYM Garret Anderson ATL Greg Zaun TBR Ivan Rodriguez TEX Jason Kendell MIL Jason Marquis COL Joe Beimial COL Joel Pinero STL Jon Garland LAD Justin Duchester OAK Mark DeRosa STL Marlon Byrd TEX MFelvin Mora BAL Miguel Olivo KCR Mike Cameron SEA Nick Johnson FLA Randy Johnson SFG Randy Winn SFG RIch Harden CHC Rod Barjas TOR Ronnie Belliard LAD Russ Springer TBR Scott Eyre PHI Tory Glaus STL Vincente Padilla LAD Vladimir Gurerro LAA Xavier Nady NYY Yorvit Torrealba COL
First thought is Yankees, right? Right.
Alex Rodriguez NYY $275,000,000
Derek Jeter NYY $189,000,000
Mark Teixeira NYY $180,000,000
CC Sabathia NYY $161,000,000
No shockers there. But you may not know the rest of them.
Miguel Cabrera DET $152,300,000
Todd Helton COL $141,500,000
Johan Sanatna NYM $137,500,000
Alfonso Soriano CHC $136,000,000
Vernon Wells TOR $126,000,000
Barry Zito SFG $126,000,000
Carlos Beltran NYM $119,000,000
Intersting names, huh? Also interesting that there are no Red Sox up here. What that tells me, is that the Red Sox do not pay for big time names, and the Yankees do. And that’s why they are World Champs.
This is the MLB Offseason Calender at Total Bases.
Nov. 16 — AL and NL Rookie of the Year Award winners announced
Nov. 17 — AL Cy Young Award winner announced
Nov. 18 — AL and NL Manager of the Year Award winners announced
Nov. 18-19 — MLB owners meetings, Chicago
Nov. 19 — AL Cy Young Award winner announced
Nov. 20 — Free agency opens
Nov. 20 — Reserve lists for all major and minor League levels filed.
Nov. 23 — AL MVP winner announced
Nov. 24 — NL MVP winner announced
Nov. 30 — Players union executive board meeting, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Dec. 1 — Last day for teams to offer salary arbitration to their former players who became free agents.
Dec. 7 — Last day for free agents offered salary arbitration to accept the offers.
Dec. 7-10 — Winter meetings, Indianapolis.
Dec. 10 — Major League Rule 5 Draft
Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2010 contracts to unsigned players.
Jan 5-15 — Salary arbitration filing.
Jan. 19 — Exchange of salary arbitration figures.
Feb. 1-21 — Salary arbitration hearings.
March 2-11 — Teams may renew contracts of unsigned players.
March 17- Last day to place a player on unconditional release waivers and pay 30 days termination pay instead of 45 days.
March 31 — Last day to request unconditional release waivers on a player without having to pay his full 2008 salary.
April 4 — Opening day, active rosters reduced to 25 players.
July 13 — All-Star Game, Anaheim, Calif.
July 25 — Hall of Fame inductions, Cooperstown, N.Y.
July 31 — Last day to trade a player without securing waivers.
Aug. 15 — Last day to sign selections from 2010 amateur draft who have not exhausted college eligibility.
Sept. 1 — Active rosters expand to 40 players.
November — Free agent filing period, first 15 days after World Series ends.
Dec. 4-7 — Winter meetings, Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Dec. 12 — Last day for teams to offer 2011 contracts to unsigned players.
Here is every off-season transaction so far. I will update this for every transaction.
Traded Hunter Jones and Jose Alverez for Jeremy Hermida
Declined Alex Gonzalez’s option
Re-signed Tim Wakefield
Picked up Victor Martinez’s option
Declined Jason Varitek’s option
Signed Marco Scutaro
Re-signed Gabe Kapler
Traded Akonori Iwamora for Jessse Chavez
Picked up Carl Crawford’s option
Declined Gregg Zaun’s option
Declined Brian Shouse’s option
Traded for Kelly Shoppach
Aquired Jake Fox and Aaron Miles
Re-signed Bobby Abreu
Re-signed Geoff Blum
Declined Doug Brocial’s option
Claimed Jarret Hoffpauer off waivers
Claimed Sean Henn off waivers
Lost Joe Inglett to waivers
Signed Alex Gonzalez
Traded JJ Hardy for Carlos Gomez
Signed Greg Zaun
Signed Scott Procter
Extended Tim Hudson
Signed Billy Wagner
Signed Takashi Saito
Picked up Brandon Webb’s option
Declined Chad Tracey’s option
Declined Jon Garland’s option
Manny Rameriz picks up his player option
Re-signed Freddy Sanchez
Claimed Yusmiero Petitt off waivers
Extended Jack Wilson
Signed Chone Figgins
Traded Jeremy Hermida for Hunter Jones and Jose Alverez
Declined option on Ross Gload
Declined JJ Putz’s option
Claimed Doug Slaton off waivers
Declined option on Austin Kearns
Picked up Cliff Lee’s option
Decline Pedro Feliz’s option
Signed Placido Polonco
Traded Jesse Chavez for Akonori Iwamora
Released Jason Grilli
Claimed Joe Inglett off waivers
Re-signed Matt Belise and Randy Flores
Decline option on Yorvitt Torrealba
Decline option on Alan Embree
Traded Mark Teahen for Chris Getz and Josh Fields
Traded Carlos Gomez for JJ Hardy
Picked up Micheal Cuddeyer’s option
Traded Chris Getz and Josh Feilds for Mark Teahen
Declined Jermaine Dye’s option
Re-sgned Mark Kotsay
Multiple teams are interested in trading for Milton Bradley, including the Rays, Giants, and Padres.
Red Sox GM Theo Epstein said in an interveiw that he thinks JD Drew has been worth “A tick for than $14 mm”
Red Sox assistent GM Jed Hoyer is likley to take the Padres GM job.
The Braves are not likley to keep Rafeal Soriano and Mike Gonzalez.
Albert Pujols had surgery on his elbow for the second off-season in a row.
The Giants are on the verge of signing prospect Wagner Maeto.
Here are today’s News and Rumors.
The Brewers and Reds compleated August’s David Weathers trade, with the Reds getting cash.
The Chicago Cubs released OF So Taguchi. He hit .248 in Triple-A Iowa last season.
The Dodgers declined their club option on RP Will Ohman.
The Red Sox’s Billy Trabor is a minor league free agent, along with the Rockie’s Adam Eaton.
The Red Sox signed Reynoldo Rodriguez of the Golden Baseball League.
A waiver is permission from other clubs to trade or assign a Major League player’s contract. A waiver request is filed through the Commissioner’s Office and granted for a limited time period.
There are four types of waivers: 1) unconditional release waivers, 2) outright waivers, 3) optional waivers, and 4) trade assignment waivers.
Unconditional Release Waivers
A club that wishes to release a player places him on unconditional release waivers. He then may be claimed for $1, but the player has five days to choose whether to accept it or refuse the claim and become a free agent. If the player rejects the claim, he become a free agent and forfeits the remaining money due on his contract. If the player accepts the claim, the new team pays him under the contract he signed with his former team. If no team claims the player, he becomes a free agent.
Irrevocable Outright Waivers
A club that wishes to remove a player from its 40-man roster but keep him in its minor-league system must first place him on outright or special waivers. Outright waivers are not revocable, so a player claimed on outright waivers may not be pulled back by his original club. A club may not request outright waivers on a player with a complete no-trade clause or on a player ten-and-five rights.
Through 2006, outright waivers secured between September 1 and 30th day of the next season were known as Special Waivers. The owners and players eliminated Special Waivers in the 2007-2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Optional major league waivers are required when optioning a player who has options remaining but who is more than three calendar years removed from his first appearance on a Major League roster. Because optional waivers are revocable, players usually clear in this scenario.
Trade Assignment Waivers
Trade assignment waivers are utilized in August as a means to gauge trade interest. Between August 1 and the end of the season, a player may not be traded without first clearing trade assignment Major League waivers. If the player is not claimed within 47 business-day hours, he may be traded to any club. If the player is claimed by another club, the request may be revoked, allowing his current club to pull him back. However, the player’s current club also may 1) work out a trade with the claiming club within 48 ½ business-day hours, or 2) elect to allow the claiming club to take the player for a $20,000 fee and assume responsibility for his current contract. If more than one club claims a player, the club with the lower winning percentage has priority, but American League clubs have priority for AL players, and National League clubs have priority for NL players. Once a player on major league waivers has been claimed and the waiver request revoked, any subsequent request for major league waivers during the same waiver period is irrevocable. A player with a no-trade clause who is claimed on Major League waivers must be pulled back if the player’s no-trade clause allows him to block a deal to the claiming club. However, the player may waive the no-trade clause and join the claiming club.
Waiver periods & waiver claim priority
November 11 – April 30 (Nov. 11 – 30th day of the next season)
- The club with the worst won-loss record in the previous season has priority.
May 1 – July 31 (31st day of the season – July 31)
- The club with the worst won-loss record in the current season has priority.
August 1 – November 10
- The club with the worst won-loss record in the current season has priority, but American League clubs have priority for AL players, and National League clubs have priority for NL players.