Minor Moves: 28 Players Elect Free Agency

A total of 28 players — all with big league time under their belts — recently elected free agency after finishing the year in Triple-A. Here is the full list, courtesy of the International League and Pacific Coast League transaction pages…


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16 Comments on "Minor Moves: 28 Players Elect Free Agency"


Greg David
2 years 10 months ago

I’ll bet most of them end up in spring training with the Indians next year.

LazerTown
2 years 10 months ago

And several of them will win sizeable parts on the team.

johnsmith4
2 years 10 months ago

I am not going to lie. I thought the same thing about Scott Richmond. But, that was after thinking, why would he leave an organization (Blue Jays) that had one of the worst pitching records in major league baseball. I guess Indians not having the same level of prospects differentiates the two situations.

Jay Rock
2 years 10 months ago

Board Member 1: I’ve never heard of half of these guys and the ones I do know are way past their prime.
Charlie Donovan: Most of these guys never had a prime.

The Best Eva
2 years 10 months ago

No! not scott richmond!

Michael
2 years 10 months ago

Jiminy Crickets! Dan Wheeler is still playing?

johnsilver
2 years 10 months ago

He got 3m out of Boston last year w/an option as recall that Boston declined (wisely) and ended up with just a MiLB deal with ST invite to Cleveland.

he looked like toaster streudal with Boston even.

Brian_Bixler
2 years 10 months ago

I want something decent this offseason. I filled in pretty well I thought with Astros this year.

Hal_Jordan77
2 years 10 months ago

Well, “you” had a good June.

22deputydo33
2 years 10 months ago

many of the players named here in this article will not be playing baseball in 2013. some of the names i recognize. they just could not cut the mustard in the major leagues. it would seem the best thing for them is to become coaches or some type of instructors in baseball or just flat out retire.

Shel K
2 years 10 months ago

Randy Wells is available ?!! Quick, Theo – he had a great season, like not even 4 years ago! All he needs is a change of scenery! Oh wait….

xcal1br
2 years 10 months ago

Pretty low standard for a “great” season, haha.

Mike Martin
2 years 10 months ago

Never mind these hacks, I need more Wily Mo Pena updates.

Gumby65
2 years 10 months ago

Looks like a fine expansion team roster right there.

2 years 10 months ago

Yeeeeah…that’s not true. The phrase is “cut the mustard”, “cut the muster” is the military derivative of the original “cut the mustard” phrase. Also, in order for something to be didactic, something has to actually be taught.

2 years 10 months ago

To be didactic, the origin of cut the mustard is as follows:

Mustard seeds are extremely small an thus very difficult to cut. If a blade wasn’t of sufficient sharpness, it couldn’t ‘cut the mustard’ and as such, wasn’t a viable candidate.