Tag: Free agents

Teams Spending Big In Offseason

(Game date: Dec. 20, 2018) — Bull League teams have been spending big this offseason, partly in anticipation of a longer season bringing in more revenue.

But adding to the spending craze is that this has been one of the best-stocked free agent pools in a few years, leading to some big name talent moving around for sizable piles of cash.

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Episode #22 (2018): The Free Agency Edition

In this special, hour+ long podcast, we discuss the state of the league’s finances, who is arbitration eligible, and who the big-name free agents are that are compensation eligible, breaking down team by team who might … and who should … get a Qualifying Offer of $13.3 million. We also announce GM of the Year vote results.

Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018

It is now late in the season – just ten games are left on the schedule, and many fresh faces brought up from the minors into “The Show” are quickly seeing their service time clock tick closer to the magic 100 days, giving them a complete year towards free agency.

Not only are some players approaching the 100-day mark, but several have hit it this year already. Chicago third baseman Jon Guillot, for example, just hit the 100-day mark and is now one year closer to free agency. Guillot, 22, is batting a soft .236 so far this season, but has shone in other areas, such as his 12 home runs (2nd on the team), 41 RBIs (to lead the team), and one of his best talents, hitting first pitches: he is batting .304 (including 2 home runs) on first pitches. Continue reading “Service Time Clock Ticks Down for 2018”

Are Free Agent Demands Falling Back to Earth?

There are currently 15 players in the Bull League earning a salary of $20 million or more this season, but among those whose contracts expire at the end of this season, there are signs that at least some of the top paid players are willing to adjust their expectations when considering signing an extension, which could translate into cheaper free agents this coming offseason.

Most notable on the “pending free agents” list is Miami’s LF Francisco Erazo. The 16-time (yes, you read that right) All-Star, who recently recorded his 1000th run on June 22, is currently the third-highest player in the Bull League, earning $36 million this year. But rumors about the 39-year-old’s demands for an extension have him asking around $4 million. Continue reading “Are Free Agent Demands Falling Back to Earth?”

Episode #2 (2018): Free Agents Scene, AEL West Preview, PRCL All-Star Game

In this podcast we examine the free agent market and ask, “are there any whales left to spear?”. We preview the AEL West Division teams for 2018 and read the tea leaves to find out who is going to be on top and who isn’t this season. Finally, we rattle off some names of some PRCL players we like who made the cut for the All-Star Game, in case you are scouting this college league for the June draft.