Category: Rules

California Tie-Breaker: Not the End of the World

California Tie-Breaker: Not the End of the World

If you have ever coached a youth tournament game, you are familiar with the California Tie-Breaker. The genesis of the name is unknown, but one must assume it got its moniker on the fields of the Golden State because more youth baseball is played there than anywhere else. For the uninitiated, the California Tie-Breaker works…

By Dan Freedman May 2, 2018 0

Free Agency Has Begun: The QO Rule

Free Agency Has Begun: The QO Rule

Last year I wrote about the Qualifying Offer (“QO”) rule, and how it affected player mobility. And just when you thought you had a handle on how it worked, the owners and players went ahead and renegotiated the CBA. In the process, they bolloxed up the QO in a way that hardly anyone can comprehend. However, if you…

By Dan Freedman November 17, 2017 0