While contractual details may not be sabermetric statistics or concepts, they can still be really confusing. I consider myself a pretty knowledgeable baseball fan, yet I still get baffled with details about player options and service time. Baseball is one of the more complicated sports in terms of rules, and so it only makes sense that the many transaction rules surrounding the game are just as intricate and tedious.
As a result, I’ve started a new hub over at the Library for contract details. You can find the hub underneath the “Sabermetric Principles” drop down tab, and I’ll be adding pages to it throughout the next week. At the moment, the first page up there is on Player Options. I also have planned articles on waivers, service time, and a few miscellaneous topics like the Rule 5 draft. If there are any other topics that you would like to see covered, please contact me either on Twitter or using the “Contact” link provided in the sidebar at the Library.
After the jump, you’ll find the write-up on player options that can now be found at the Library.