Changes in Free Agency

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.

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