MLBTR Chat Transcript: 2/9/17 By Jeff Todd | February 9, 2017 at 2:03pm CDT Click here to read a transcript of today’s chat with host Jeff Todd.
A recent retiree/end of career player spends time as roving MiLB instructor actually pitching/playing alongside prospects, and then is eligible for late season callup. One pitcher, one player per MLB team. Designated for those who want to stay in baseball after playing, yet insurance for MLB team against large amount of injuries. Thoughts?
Had this with Javier Lopez in mind regarding the Giants. I imagine something like this would have to be negotiated through the CBA. Would these player/coaches be exempt from the 40-man? Under what exact circumstances would they be activated at the MLB level? How would they be paid (as MiLB player coach vs. as MLB player)? What eligibility should these player coaches have? Say, at least 35 years old and at least six years MLB experience?
There’s already something kind of like this. I know Pete rose was a player manager years back (we all know what he was doing then). And recently manny Ramirez was a player manager for one of the cubs farm teams.