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June 25, 2011

One more week before the Cuban Tank invades the South Side? [UPDATE #2]

Filed under: Chicago White Sox — The Wizard @ June 25, 2011 3:05 pm
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UPDATE: Scot Gregor at the Daily Herald speaks to a “source” and says there aren’t any such restrictions:

One source scoffed at the logic, considering Viciedo accumulated only 83 days of major-league service last season and couldn’t become a free agent until amassing the required six years.

… “There is no magic date next week,” the source said Saturday. “I have seen some of the speculation out there, but a lot of it is based upon not having a full understanding of the rules.”

… Had Viciedo played enough to qualify for salary arbitration by the end of the current season — which he hasn’t — the 22-year-old right fielder could have voided the final year (2012) of his deal, giving the Sox the option of triggering a $3.5 million option.

… “A lot of misinformation,” the source said. “He is not a free agent until he gets six years of major-league service like anyone else.”

UPDATE: 1 year of service time is 172 days. 172-83=89. So, about 3 months. Hmmm, this is very close. I don’t know if the conspiracy theory isn’t true. I guess, we’ll see…


  1. at who’s expence? is juan finally going to go?

    Comment by Anonymous — June 25, 2011 @ June 25, 2011 9:38 pm | Reply

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