Upcoming Ten And Five Rights

Players who have accumulated ten years of major league service time can't be traded without their permission if they have spent the last five years with their current club. Ten and five rights can make it much more difficult for a GM to pull off a deal. Here's a list of players whose five and ten rights kick in in the near future:

  • A.J. Pierzynski – June 14th
  • Mark Buehrle – July 6th
  • Jimmy Rollins – Rollins' rights kick in September 7th, long after the trade deadline. The Phillies have not shown any interest in dealing Rollins, but it's worth noting that they won't be able to trade their star shortstop next winter or next season without his permission.
  • Mike Lowell – Lowell would have ten and five rights after the season, but only if he stays in Boston. If Lowell, a free agent after 2010, signs elsewhere, he will have no such rights.
  • Ichiro – Ichiro will gain ten and five rights after the season. He has a limited no-trade clause now, and isn't going anywhere regardless of his contract status.
  • Albert Pujols – Pujols isn't going anywhere either, and his limited no-trade clause becomes a full no-trade clause after the season.
  • Rafael Furcal – Like Ichiro and Pujols, Furcal will see his limited no-trade clause become complete after the season. Furcal is under contract through 2011 and the Dodgers have an option for 2012.

19 Responses to Upcoming Ten And Five Rights Leave a Reply

  1. Nick Waltz 5 years ago

    How does Ichiro get 10/5 rights now if he’s been with the M’s since 2001?

  2. Nick Waltz 5 years ago

    Got it. I’m an idiot. I go confused with the 5 part of the agreement.

  3. Ferrariman 5 years ago

    anyone know the list of teams ichiro would be traded to in his LTC?

    • jdub220 5 years ago

      It doesn’t matter. He’s not going anywhere.

    • Triteon 5 years ago

      I’m guessing the Orix Blue Wave is in there somewhere.

  4. 10 years in baseball, 5 with the same team.

    I wonder how Furcal has this though, he almost severed ties with LAD as a FA, but then re-signed with LAD at the last minute. I guess this rule is as basic and literal as they come.

  5. crashcameron 5 years ago

    Ichiro to bosox
    with Cliff Lee
    for DiceK, Ellsbury and maybe Lars Anderson

    any takers?

  6. Huh. So it doesn’t matter that Lance Berkman has a full no trade clause.

  7. @ Crashcameron, Ferrariman, and the Red Sox nation always expect to get something for nothing. Besides you would not be able to afford Ichiro, Hernandez, or Cliff Lee!

    • jdub220 5 years ago

      You seriously couldn’t see that Ferrariman was joking? Wow.

  8. Oswalt only has eight years of service time, and he has a full no trade anyway.

  9. bluejaysstatsgeek 5 years ago

    I think Carpenter already as his 10/5 rights. He was 6 years with the Jays, 97-02 and has been with the Cardinals since, so his 10/5 rights should have kicked in follwoing the 2007 season.

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