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Red White
07-13-2006, 05:44 PM
Can anyone explain to me the typical course of a player through arbitration eligibility and free agency? That is, once a player makes the 40-man or major-league roster, how much service time must he accumulate before each begins? How does bouncing back and forth between the majors and the minors affect his status? How is service time accrued - by games, days, or seasons?

KySteveH
07-13-2006, 08:15 PM
Can anyone explain to me the typical course of a player through arbitration eligibility and free agency? That is, once a player makes the 40-man or major-league roster, how much service time must he accumulate before each begins? How does bouncing back and forth between the majors and the minors affect his status? How is service time accrued - by games, days, or seasons?
Try this:

http://espn.go.com/mlb/s/transanctionsprimer.html

It's a pretty good summary piece by Rob Neyer. You can also find the entire CBA online, if you want to read it. However, it might be against the rules to post a link to it here, as I don't think it's supposed to be published.