In response to UnionFallsNY's comment:
In response to dgalehouse's comment:
You have to admit that it is nice of Ben to worry about " player control " six years from now. I'm sure whoever the G.M. happens to be at that time , will thank Ben . Ben will probably be a " special assistant " in charge of player control with the Cubs by then.
Bringing up prospects a few weeks later for financial reasons has been done many times by many teams. This is not Ben's invention. The rules were made to allow owners that option.
I know , but that is what happens when dumb rules come into play. Why should 11 days in the minors equal another year of control. What sense does that make ? I posted before that I can understand the Sox waiting until April 12 , to get that extra year. I don't like it , but I understand it.