Apr
26

Eduardo Nunez expected to fall just short of projected Super Two cutoff

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Ryan Galla at CAA Sports currently projects the 2014 Super Two cutoff at two years and 119 days of service time, which is typically written as 2.119. The Super Two cutoff dropped with the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, so more players will qualify. Super Two players get four years of arbitration-eligibility rather than the usual three. (h/t MLBTR)

According to the service time info at Cot’s, Eduardo Nunez is expected to finish the season at 2.117 if he doesn’t get optioned to the minors at some point, so only two days short of the projected cutoff. Even though he’s been a bench player for most of his big league career, the difference between qualifying and not qualifying as a Super Two is a couple hundred grand in salary next year. It’s not insignificant. The projected Super Two cutoff is not final and can change over the next few months depending on roster movement around the league.

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7 Comments»

  1. Midland TX says:

    So in getting sent down last year for defense, he really dropped the ball financially as well.

    • The Real Me says:

      Yeah, a couple hundred grand is certainly not insignificant in my book. Or most people’s, for that matter. Defense, whether on field or of your earnings potential, is important!

    • Voice of Reason says:

      or maybe the Yankees…uh…picked the ball up to save themselves a few bucks.

  2. Pseudoyanks says:

    Any word his this effects Pineda?

    • Mike Axisa says:

      They would have to send him to the minors for roughly 10-11 weeks to make sure he’s not a Super Two. He might not even be healthy enough in time for that.

  3. Pseudoyanks says:

    *how

  4. Dan in Athens says:

    Please let this be some other team’s concern. Words cannot describe the feeling I get everytime I see a ground ball hit to him.

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