Friday, October 1, 2010

Post-season rules changes

There's a new timetable in place for free agency following the World Series.

1) Players will not have to file for free agency - they'll automatically be free agents.

2) Free agents can negotiate with teams five days after the end of the World Series - not 15 days, as was the case before.

3) Teams have until November 23 to offer arbitration to eligible players, and the players have until November 30 to accept or decline.

4) Teams have until December 2 to tender contracts to players - the previous deadline was December 11.