MLB Pro Winter Meetings

MLB Pro Winter Meetings 2018

Winter Meetings To Be Held January 7-10


The 2018 MLB Pro Winter Meetings will be hosted by the Arizona Diamdondbacks from Sunday, January 7th to Wednesday, January 10th. 

The Winter Meetings will be an opportunity for free-agents and agents to mingle with all teams in a single place. In addition, GM’s will have a chance to take place in trade negotiations, rule votes, and the annual player auction.

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sunday, January 7:

  • Welcome to the Winter Meetings
  • Trade Negotiations
  • Free-Agent Meetings
  • Player Auction Night #1

Monday

  • Rule Voting [Feel free to submit proposals to Matt via Slack]
  • Commissioner Office “State of Union”
  • Trade Negotiations
  • Free-Agent Meetings

Tuesday

  • Player Auction #2
  • Trade Negotiations
  • Free-Agent Meetings

Wednesday

  • Trade Negotiations
  • Free-Agent Meetings


Rules for making players available for auction and for the auction itself can be found at the bottom of this post.

The league office will continue to work on the meetings and potentially add to the itinerary.  If you have any further suggestions or ideas, please contact Matt (in Slack PM) with them.

 

2018 PLAYER AUCTION RULES

-Who Can Sell A Player?

-Any team

-Who Can Be Sold?

-Almost anyone!

-Players ineligible to be sold include those recently drafted in the Rule V Draft and players with no-trade clauses.

-Who Can Buy Players?

-Anyone can!

-How many players can a team list to sell?

-A maximum of 3 players

-Some auction’s have reserve prices on items – do we?

-Yes, you are able to set a reserve price/starting bid on ONE of your players.

-AUCTION PROCESS-

t the players for auction towards the bottom of the list at their discretion.

EXAMPLE:

1. SP Scott Baker (AAA)=
Scott is an excellent control pitcher who has enough stamina to be an effective back-of-the-rotation starter.

2. SS Ryan Dent (AAA)=
Dent is a great defensive middle infielder who posted a .356 wOBA in AA last season.

3. OF Bryan Petersen (AAA)=
Petersen is above average at just about everything he does and is still a relatively cheap fourth outfielder.

The list will be made public at a point between the deadline and the auction.  At this point, players on the auction list are not allowed to be traded until the end of the auction.

-AUCTION NIGHT RULES-

The auction will be conducted within Slack.

The auctioneer (Justin or Matt) will call a player to the auction block.  Again, bids must be made in increments of $50,000.

The team with the winning bid will receive the player.  If the winning team has cash available, a trade will be made involving the player and cash.

If cash is not available, the league office will have to manually edit the player onto his new team.  In addition, we will add the cost of the winning bid to your misc. team expenses for the season.  The team that sold the player will receive cash.