View Full Version : ok the ws is over,when do the trades start

10-28-2006, 10:44 AM
or do we wait for the december meetings?

Natty Redlocks
10-28-2006, 12:04 PM
or do we wait for the december meetings?

Most likely, the longer they wait, the better deals they could get.

Falls City Beer
10-28-2006, 12:28 PM
or do we wait for the december meetings?

We wait till the Yankees dictate the going rate. Or something.

10-28-2006, 01:43 PM
We wait until the Yankees and Mets sign all the good players and then we take the left overs.

10-28-2006, 02:22 PM
I think the GM meetings are held first in early November.

10-28-2006, 04:04 PM
The GM meetings are held in Dec. from the 4th to the 6th.More than likely thats when the good trades start happening.You could probbaly see a couple smaller trades before than but probably nothing major.

10-28-2006, 04:18 PM
November 13-17 are the GM Meetings. In december is the winter meetings. The winter meetings tend to be when alot of big stuff gets done.

10-28-2006, 04:29 PM
I don't know the specific rules by heart, but IIRC we have 15 days of guys declaring for free agency. During that time only their current teams can negotiate. Trading without waivers can occur as soon as today I think. I would suspect that only small deals will happen until after free agency starts and teams size up whether or not they have legit chances at guys they may be targeting. Until then it will probably be small deals. That's ok by me, because I think small deals are the better route right now.

10-28-2006, 05:06 PM
We wait until the Yankees and Mets sign all the good players and then we take the left overs.

Right...and we see what there string of good player hoarding has done for their franchises. Love the rings they've won in the last 5 years...they look a lot like the rings the Royals, Devil Rays and Reds are wearing.:beerme:

10-29-2006, 10:20 AM
Sorry guys guys i thought the GM meetings were in Dec.,but Im glad to here things may get started a little earlier than I thought.

10-29-2006, 12:41 PM
when does free agency start

10-29-2006, 01:29 PM
Potential free agents have to file by midnight on the 11th of November. The filing clock was set in motion by the end of the World Series (I believe it is two weeks; I saw 11 November quoted as the date for this year).

Also the 12th of November is the first date free agents can negociate (and sign) with teams other than the team they just declared free agency from (often referred to as their "old team" in the media).

Despite rumors to the contrary before it was announced, the new CBA preserved the draft choice compensation for teams losing rated free agents.

A major change the new CBA made in free agency is that it removed the deadline for re-signing with the old team. This deadline was (approximately)the end of the 1st week in December and could be extended a month by offering the guy arbitration. After the dealine guys could not re-sign with their old team unitl 1 May. Now that prohibition is gone. They can sign with their old team at any time.

There was another change that will eventually come into play with trading. The rule saying that a vested veteran (6 years or more MLB service) on a long term contract could demand a trade or free agency one season after being traded during the LTC has been dropped. However the provison will remain in effect for eligible contracts that were already in existence; so it is likely to be a couple of years before this change has a major impact. I suspect the immediate impact will be that more guys will be wanting limited or total no trade clauses (or more money) when they negociate their deals as Free agents or potential free agents.

10-29-2006, 02:58 PM
Right...and we see what there string of good player hoarding has done for their franchises.
Mets, I agree. Yankees, the last time they didn't make the playoffs was 1993and in the years since they last won the World Series (2001-06) they're averaging 99 wins per season, so recent bad luck in the playoffs aside I'd say it's working for them.

10-29-2006, 03:25 PM
I think the Reds start making moves early. I believe they will start with some trades and/or free agent pick ups around Thanksgiving.