|BNN Stats: Single-Season Records|
Monday, December 1st, 2014: Who holds the single season record in the Major League for saves?
Francisco Rodriguez, -, 62, 2008
Bobby Thigpen, -, 57, 1990
Eric Gagne, -, 55, 2003
John Smoltz, -, 55, 2002
Trevor Hoffman, -, 53, 1998
|MLB News: Rule 5 Draft|
Monday, December 1st, 2014: Major League's Rule 5 draft will be held today. General managers should ensure that they have made all necessary roster moves prior to the start of the draft!
Rule 5 Draft Rules
--Only teams with empty slots on their expanded rosters can select a player in the draft.
--Players with more than 3 years are eligible to be selected, unless they are protected on a team's expanded roster.
--Players drafted at the age of 18 or younger are protected for one additional year. They are eligible if they have more than 4 years of professional service.
--Each selected player must be kept on the selecting team's major league roster for the entire year, or be returned to his original team.
--Even if a selected player is subsequently traded, he must remain on that team's major league roster for the entire year.
Note: Eligible players are noted on the team transaction screen with a "#" symbol.
|MLB News: Free Agents File|
Thursday, November 27th, 2014: Major League announced the start of the free agency period today.
Players with expiring contracts began to file as the clock struck midnight and general managers were already making the rounds. With the opening of free agency came a predictable chorus of speculation from the media.
While most teams are likely to make at least some small moves, it's still uncertain who the movers and shakers will be. Reporters expect a lot of attention to be lavished on the cream of the free agent crop, including these players:
1. Carlos Zambrano, 33 year-old starting pitcher
2. Max Scherzer, 30 year-old starting pitcher
3. Clay Buchholz, 30 year-old starting pitcher
4. Jon Lester, 30 year-old starting pitcher
5. Kevin Youkilis, 35 year-old third baseman
6. Josh Hamilton, 33 year-old left fielder
7. Scott Kazmir, 30 year-old starting pitcher
8. C.J. Wilson, 34 year-old starting pitcher
9. Ubaldo Jimenez, 30 year-old starting pitcher
10. Dexter Fowler, 28 year-old center fielder
Signings can continue throughout the offseason, although most of the high quality players are expected to conclude negotiations long before then. Most players want to be well paid, but they also want to get settled so they can start the process of moving family across town or across the country.