Tag Archives: free agency

The art of keeping Mr. January at bay

TweetFascinating read from Jeff Passan about how new MLB free agency rules designed to prevent Scott Boras from dominating the hot stove season have had a major impact well before the month began:
The new draft format included fixed bonus pools for teams based on the previous year’s record; the worst teams would get the [...]

When hot stoves boil over

TweetJeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports was first with the news on Monday night that the Texas Rangers won the rights to negotiate with Japanese pitching sensation Yu Darvish.
The defending American League champions bid a record $51.7 million and have 30 days to sign Darvish. If they don’t Darvish stays with the Nippon Ham Fighters and [...]