Posted on October 1st, 2010 by The Baseball Zealot
MLB and the MLBPA announced a few changes in how free agency will be handled. Here are the changes in a nutshell:
- Players will no longer need to file for free agency. The process will be automatic.
- Players can entertain offers five days after the last game of the World Series instead of the previous 15 days.
- Teams must tender contracts by December 2 which is nine days earlier than before.
The changes will take effect beginning next offseason.