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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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The lottery system makes it very difficult to effectively tank your season in the NBA. Basically no matter how bad you are, there is always a chance that you will not get one of the top 3 picks (in fact, the worst team in the league has rarely been awarded the top draft pick). Here are the odds that the worst team in the NBA gets a pick at or better than ...


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Typically a sign and trade is a maneuver that is used by teams and players to allow a player to make more money than he would have otherwise been able to make by just signing a contract with his new team. NBA teams (particularly the ones like the Heat and Lakers that have several max contracts), live on the edge or even past the salary cap, so there are ...


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I finally found something in the CBA: Article 9 Section 3 (c) Any Club that does not have available, in the upcoming Draft, the selection choice or choices (its own or better choices in the applicable rounds) needed to provide Draft Choice Compensation in the event of a timely First Refusal Exercise Notice may not sign an Offer Sheet in such circumstances....


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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 signing ...


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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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The main reason for a team to involve itself in a trade is to acquire a benefit in one of these areas: Cap relief - getting rid of one or more contracts or acquiring shorter/expiring contracts Draft picks - a team facilitating a trade can obtain one or more draft picks Talent - a team may have one or more players that it wishes to obtain or it may need to ...


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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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The accepted 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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Yes, tanking has happened in the NBA. In fact, a notorious tanking example was one of the causes of the draft lottery being instituted in the first place. This ESPN article notes: Why do we have a draft lottery? Because of what happened in 1984. In his book “Tip-Off,” a thorough account of the pivotal 1984 NBA draft, Filip Bondy dedicates a ...


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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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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 ...


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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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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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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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Retirement papers can serve several purposes. First, if you are currently under contract with a team, filing retirement papers would void your current contract but you also could not sign a contract with another team. Second, If you are not under contract with a team (free agent), filing retirement papers would let teams know that you no longer intend on ...


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The answer is Yes! but there is no real proof for that. The closest one for proofing it was John Lucas, former Cavs coach, who said: "They trade all our guys away and we go real young, and the goal was to get LeBron and also to sell the team,'' Lucas told AOL FanHouse. "I didn't have a chance. ... You can't fault the Cavaliers for wanting to get ...


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The simple answer here is that you cannot trade draft picks because the trading of draft picks is not allowed by the collective bargaining agreement. The CBA for any American sport league lays out the terms on which the players and owners agree to run their sports league. It, along with unions and some other legal maneuvering are required in order to ...


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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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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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