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Why June 1st for callups?

Postby Lenny Dykstra » Sun May 16, 2010 12:27 pm

I now teams save money for this reason, but I'm not sure how it works. Do they save extra if they don't call up a prospect at all? What if they wait a month or two, does that make a difference? Thanks for your help.
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Re: Why June 1st for callups?

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sun May 16, 2010 1:08 pm

Basically by manipulating service time a team can push back free agency by an entire year (6 to 7 years) just by leaving them in the minors for another month or two. And if they wait until June they can bypass super two status and push back arbitration eligibility by another year as well.

They're both just ways to give teams control of their best young players for the longest period of time and at the best rates possible.
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Re: Why June 1st for callups?

Postby The Big Train » Sun May 16, 2010 1:10 pm

It's not fixed at June 1st. That date is just a rough guideline as to when a player may be called up. The date when the player arrives can often be just before or after the June 1st date, (e.g. Ryan Braun was brought up near the end of May three years ago) and the goal is to push back that player's arbitration eligibility by one year. By delaying that player's start to his MLB career, teams hope to avoid making him "Super-Two" eligibile. Once a player has three years of MLB service he is eligible for arbitration and a likely pay raise. However, a "Super-Two" eligible player is eligible for arbitration with less than three years based on the following guidelines in the collective labour agreement:

"[A] player can be classified as a "Super Two" and be eligible for arbitration with less than three years of service. A player with at least two but less than three years of Major League service shall be eligible for salary arbitration if he has accumulated at least 86 days of service during the immediately preceding season and he ranks in the top 17 percent in total service in the class of Players who have at least two but less than three years of Major League service, however accumulated, but with at least 86 days of service accumulated during the immediately preceding season."

So the teams delay the start of a player's MLB season by roughly 2-3 months using a calculation based on the above mentioned clause. For each player it will be a bit different hence the arrival date usually being late May and into June.
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Re: Why June 1st for callups?

Postby Lenny Dykstra » Sun May 16, 2010 6:13 pm

thanks for the concise replies. Now I understand.
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Re: Why June 1st for callups?

Postby Juhlz » Sun May 16, 2010 9:22 pm

A study was done by MIbl and found that May 16th is an average date that a player can be called up and not be classified as "Super 2". We should see Mike Stanton in a week or so.
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Re: Why June 1st for callups?

Postby Syfo-Dyas » Mon May 17, 2010 2:04 pm

Juhlz wrote:A study was done by MIbl and found that May 16th is an average date that a player can be called up and not be classified as "Super 2". We should see Mike Stanton in a week or so.

and Carlos Santana
and Strasburg
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