| || MLB News: Free Agents File |
Saturday, November 26th, 2039
Major League Baseball announced the start of the free agency period today.
Players with expiring contracts began to file as the clock struck midnight and general managers were already making the rounds. With the opening of free agency came a predictable chorus of speculation from the media.
While most teams are likely to make at least some small moves, it's still uncertain who the movers and shakers will be. Reporters expect a lot of attention to be lavished on the cream of the free agent crop, including these players:
Norm Small, 33 year-old RF
Denney Wilie, 32 year-old RF
Johnny Hutchings, 28 year-old RH RP
Tripp Sigman, 27 year-old LF
Bill Krieg, 36 year-old C
Charles Nichols, 38 year-old RH SP
Dick Johnston, 28 year-old LF
Cap Anson, 32 year-old 1B
Cuke Barrows, 29 year-old RF
Fred Clarke, 38 year-old RF
Signings can continue throughout the offseason, although most of the high quality players are expected to conclude negotiations long before then. Most players want to be well paid, but they also want to get settled so they can start the process of moving family across town or across the country.
| || Krueger of Los Angeles (N) Injured in Off-Field Incident |
Thursday, November 24th, 2039
The Dodgers Ernie Krueger will be out of action for up to 4 days with an undisclosed injury. The catcher reportedly suffered the injury while attempting to fix his car.
Krueger's all-time stats include: 1005 hits, 206 doubles, 17 triples, 143 home runs and 490 RBIs in 1001 games. He is batting .271 with 65 stolen bases and has scored 532 runs.
| || MLB News: Arbitration Hearings |
Wednesday, November 23rd, 2039
The winners and losers in the yearly battle known as salary arbitration will soon be determined as Major League Baseball salary arbitration hearings are held today. All players who have filed for arbitration, but have not yet signed a new contract, will have their cases heard by the end of the day. The final verdicts will be announced tomorrow.
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