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.


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19 Comments on "Upcoming Ten And Five Rights"


Nick Waltz
5 years 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

10 years of service time required.

5 years 3 months ago

This is Ichiro’s 10th season, it kicks in after this season, like it says above

Triteon
5 years 3 months ago

Basic math.

vtadave
5 years 3 months ago

That’s pretty funny. So 2001-2010 equals something other than 10 years?

5 years 1 month ago

its his 10th year in the bigs

Nick Waltz
5 years 3 months ago

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

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

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

jdub220
5 years 3 months ago

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

Triteon
5 years 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

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.

crashcameron
5 years 3 months ago

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

any takers?

5 years 3 months ago

Yea, the Red Sox. M’s laugh Theo out of town with that offer.

Ferrariman
5 years 3 months ago

How about mike cameron for felix hernandez while were at it?

5 years 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

@ 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 3 months ago

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

5 years 3 months ago

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

bluejaysstatsgeek
5 years 3 months 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.