Monthly Archives: January 2016

How it Works: The Waiver Procedure and Contract Buyouts

Introduction A buyout is a popular tool front offices use to decrease their team salary and part with a player who is still under a large contract. It’s often used for veterans on a bad team who want to join a playoff team and are underperforming their current salary. The rules are slightly complicated and […]

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How it Works: The 10-Day Contract

Beginning last Tuesday, January 5th teams could enter into 10-day contracts with free agents. The basics of 10-day contracts are easy enough: they last for 10 days, they are for a relatively small sum of money, and teams use them to fill holes in their line-ups, especially when injuries arise. This post will lay out […]