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The release clause (RC) fee is the minimum amount of money that a club has to accept for a particular player. So to answer your question, if Player A has a RC fee of €40M, bidding €39,9M could be rejected if the club doesn't want to sell the player, but they cannot reject €40M, and thus have to give permission for the bidding team to offer a contract to the ...


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The first ever transfer was Willie Groves to Aston Villa in 1893 for £100. This was after player registration was introduced in 1885 by the FA making it possible for a player to play for a club only after he had been registered with them. Just out of interest that sum of £100 would now be worth £10881.81 taking inflation into account.


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A protected pick is one which will be traded only if it is below a certain point in the draft order. For example, in the Cousins trade, the first round pick that the Pelicans are sending to the Kings is "top three protected" - i.e. if the Pelicans end up with any of the first, second or third pick in the draft, then they keep their 2017 pick and the process ...


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This other answer covers categories of players in which there is a deadline to sign that particular type of player. The answer is correct, but not all-encompassing and (I feel) misses the spirit of your question. For example, during the 2014 season, Ben Tate was signed to the Steelers on December 30th. This is similar to the scenario you are asking about. ...


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Teams may also find it smart to tank in order to avoid playoff mediocrity. There is very little point for a team with subpar talent to make a low seed, only to get a first round exit. The only reason they would want to do this is if they already have solid, young players (see Oklahoma City Thunder 2009-2010), and they want them to gain some experience. On ...


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Three team trades are complicated, but they are done. Here's essentially how this goes down. We'll identify three teams here, team A, team B and team C. Team A and B are the primaries in the trade, team C will be our intermediary. Team A is in playoff contention, they desperately need a closer. But don't have the right players to pull off the trade ...


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Co-ownership is a bit like like a stock market futures contract combined with a loan. What's important to remember is that co-ownership deals are usually finite arrangements. There is a term put in place when the deal ends and both teams must "go to the envelopes" in terms of buying out full stakes in the player. In other words, if Roma co-own a player from ...


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In the NBA, a team has to hold cap space for their free agents until the player signs with a team or the team renounces the player's rights. Cbafaq.com: Cap holds are "placeholders" for players the team is expected to sign in the future. For example, a team is expected to sign its unsigned first round draft pick, so an amount is reserved for this ...


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In this particular case, the Seahawks had just lost TE Jimmy Graham for the season the week before, and as such needed to fill a spot for a TE. It seems like they signed one player, and then decided he wasn't a good fit, so moved on. They probably had to move quickly initially to get someone into practice right away, and so didn't have time to do a thorough ...


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It is not allowed for an NFL team to simply "give up" a player; the formal language in the CBA is that a trade may not be for "nominal considerations" - a team cannot simply give Player X and a draft pick to another team and receive nothing in return, or even receive a lower draft pick in return. So, the question now is what makes the Osweiler trade legal? ...


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According to this article: Waived/Injured: When a team waives an injured player any other team may claim him. If a player clears waivers the player is immediately reverted to IR or the team will negotiate an injury settlement to allow the player to pursue other opportunities with another club. Injury settlement: Instead of putting the waived/injured player ...


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The short answer is that it depends, both on the needs of the team and the player involved. Each sport additionally has its own variables; Baseball has fully guaranteed and very large contracts, and a large prospect body (the minors). Football has non-guaranteed contracts with large signing bonuses (that don't follow the player, even in the salary cap hit) ...


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The buyout clause system in Spain is different as well. I don't think that the club even gets involved in the process if a bid matches the release clause. When Man Utd were bidding for Herrera in the summer they had to deposit the money with Herrera, in principle, it is the player, not the buying club, who is supposed to deposit the money with the Spanish ...


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First the basics. Baseball rosters are 40 men. There are three locations that a player on the 40 man roster can be. the Disabled List (or one of a handful of other inactive statuses such as bereavement, paternity or the concussion DL) the active 25 man roster (or 26 on Double Header days) the minor leagues When a player is moved from the active roster to ...


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They threaten to cut you. Alot of the money they want to cut is not guaranteed. Most contracts include 'no double dipping rules'. Let's say a player is due $5m, but only $2m is guaranteed. The team wants to pay him $3m. If he is cut, he gets $2m. So if he signs a $2.5m contract with another team, the $2m the old team owed him will not get paid on top of ...


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On your first point: Fangraphs certainly agrees with you that old metrics seem to dominate. There are no hard and fast rules about which stats are presentable, though; it's solely due to who is hearing the case - and there is no doubt that stats (both old and new) have made a huge difference (see Baseball Prospectus'** article on Arbitration, for example). ...


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Minor league deals are something of a last resort for players an a low risk move for teams. I'm going to talk about 2 players here who were signed for two very different reasons. The first is Dan Uggla who you mention in the question. Uggla was cut recently by the Braves, and went unclaimed on waivers, that made him a free agent. Since he is already ...


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Teams will through various measures, create a list of players they would like to have, and a list of players they are willing to not have, and place a value on each of them. They will then open dialogue with other teams regarding who (from that second team) they might want, and who or what (players or cash) they are willing to provide. If it happens that ...


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I think there is some confusion here between "compensation" and "competitive balance" picks. Compensation picks are awarded to teams that lost a free agent that they extended a "qualifying offer" to. The "qualifying offer" is calculated annually. For the 2014-15 offseason, it is $15.3 million. The compensation picks occur at the end of the first round. The ...


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Some reasons could be Coaches have longer careers therefore waiting 2-3 years for them to become available is not a big deal. Whereas if a striker is 27, you don't want to wait till their contract expires so you're more willing to pay the high transfer fee. Players have a more obvious impact. If you have a player who is scoring 30 goals a season, other ...


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From my understanding of the options rule in baseball it works on 2 levels. If you allow an MLB team to call up and send down players at will, there is no stopping them from using whoever they want, whenever they want, and it's basically a roster free for all. There are no rules, limitations, they could use all 90 of their players in one season if they ...


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is an image of the data you request. The rest is left as an exercise to the reader. It would seem I cannot view this by clicking. This information is readily available at Football Reference dot com. additional info: only three kickers have made more than 1 60+ yard FG in their career. Maher has made 3 (two this season), Greg Zuerlein has made 2 (three ...


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Waivers means that if a team wants to send a player to the minors, they must offer that player first to the other NHL teams (the waiver wire). If claimed on waivers, that player is essentially traded to the other team for a nominal fee. That player is now a member of the claiming team. Loans to non-NHL teams and sending players to the minors are essentially ...


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If a playoff team claims a player on waivers, he cannot join the team until after the Super Bowl. However, if the player goes through waivers unclaimed, he becomes a free agent and can be signed by any playoff team immediately. Source: NBC Sports


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The deadline for extending drafted rookie contracts, franchise player offers, signing a team's unrestricted free agent, and a team's restricted free agent according to NFL.com. November 13 -- At 4:00 p.m., New York time, signing period ends for Franchise Players who are eligible to receive offer sheets. November 13 -- Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York ...


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From my understanding, the Hawks are trying to set up some moves for the future. Part of that is hoarding some draft picks (they received one in this deal), part of it is keeping cap space available (why they waive Carmelo--but they also get rid of Schroder's salary), and part of it is developing good, younger players (they've opted for PG's other than ...


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Prospects are considerably cheaper until they reach the number of service years to be allowed to enter free agency. If one pans out, you can replace that star at a considerable savings. If not, well, you at least don't have to pay the star to play on a losing team.


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In a less verbose answer. If your team is out of the running this year trade for someone that will be of a value in some other year. Hence Hammel and Samardzija who were not going to help the Cubs in the future for Addison Russell. Who could help the team for five years in the near future.


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From what I have read and heard he was released because his knee made him a liability. On this forum the fans talk about it said that Paule Le Guen deemed he was surplus to requirements at Rangers and that Andrews was afraid to take a medical at Reading in case he failed it as it would look bad when he was trying to find a new club. I didn't see any ...


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