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#121 spycake

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:02 PM

Just as an addendum, this still doesn't relieve pressure on the 40 man this offseason. The first act of the offseason will be removing Hughes (and May and O'Rourke) from the 60 day DL. I have no idea what rules there might be to releasing Hughes at that time. I know he can't be released while on the DL - hence Sandoval being activated and then released. But there is no DL in the offseason.

Actually release waivers can be requested on an injured player anytime:

http://www.thecubrep...xport/html/3534

Outright Release Waivers cannot be requested on a player while he is on the Bereavement List, Military List, Suspended List, Disqualified List, or Ineligible List

Sandoval was DFA'd. And it's possible they may want to outright him to the minors (with his permission), which can't be done to an injured player.

Edited by spycake, 18 July 2017 - 06:03 PM.


#122 spycake

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 06:07 PM

Yes, but this says nothing about who pays what if the player is signed by another team.

We know that in the first year the cutting team is responsible. What about other years?

I know you're trying to be helpful but we are going around in circles. :P


Speaking of Sandoval, here is a blurb which confirms what we've all said, that the releasing team is on the hook for the entire contract:

https://www.mlbtrade...assignment.html

Boston will now be on the hook for the remaining $49.8MM that Sandoval is owed through the end of the 2019 season. With a trade effectively unfathomable, Sandoval can either be outrighted to Triple-A (if he accepts the assignment) or released, at which point any club will be eligible to sign him for the pro-rated portion of the league minimum.


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Posted 18 July 2017 - 07:09 PM

 

They've now bounced him for the rest of the season. I suspect they'll give him one more shot in the spring, and won't hesitate to either dfa or 60 day dl.

"Golf Clap"

 

I'm not sure if they'll even have a chance to get another look in the spring, but at least we won't have to watch him again this year. 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 10:47 PM

They've now bounced him for the rest of the season. I suspect they'll give him one more shot in the spring, and won't hesitate to either dfa or 60 day dl.


If they can't find a better use for that 40 man spot over the winter we've hired the wrong people.

They aren't responsible for his contract, but at this point what they do with it is on them.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 06:22 AM

If they can't find a better use for that 40 man spot over the winter we've hired the wrong people.

They aren't responsible for his contract, but at this point what they do with it is on them.


I would think a guy like Hughes would be worthwhile to bring in to camp.

They can always sign a wink wink minor league deal.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 07:52 AM

 

Speaking of Sandoval, here is a blurb which confirms what we've all said, that the releasing team is on the hook for the entire contract:

https://www.mlbtrade...assignment.html
 

 

Yes, yes. We are all aware of this rule. But what I'm asking for is the text of the rule, not an article written about it.

 

It seems unusual that there is this rule that everyone is an expert on but no one can find. I simply want to find it.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:04 AM

 

Yes, yes. We are all aware of this rule. But what I'm asking for is the text of the rule, not an article written about it.

 

It seems unusual that there is this rule that everyone is an expert on but no one can find. I simply want to find it.

I don't thing it's been published yet. The 2012-2016 info is in here somewhere.