The next date on the baseball calendar is Nov. 30, the deadline to tender contracts to arbitration eligible players.
Players who are on the 40-man roster with at least three but less than six years of major league service time are eligible. Additionally, a player with at least two but less than three years of major league service is eligible as a Super Two, that is, if he has at least 86 days of service during the immediately preceding season and ranks in the top 22 in total service in that specific class of players.
If players are not tendered contracts, they become eligible for arbitration. The Sox currently have 12 players who are arbitration eligible.
Those players, and their 2012 contracts are:
Alfredo Aceves -- 1.2 million
Scott Atchison -- 510,000
Andrew Bailey -- 3.9 million
Daniel Bard -- 1.6125 million
Craig Breslow -- 1.975 million
Jacoby Ellsbury -- 8.05 million
Rich Hill -- 725,000
Andrew Miller -- 1.04 million
Franklin Morales -- 850,000
Jarrod Saltalamacchia -- 2.5 milion
Ryan Sweeney -- 1.75 million
Junichi Tazawa -- 920,000
The Red Sox lost another key member of their front office Monday, when vice-president of amateur and international scouting Amiel Sawdaye followed former general manager Mike Hazen to Arizona.
Sawdaye will be the Diamondbacks' assistant GM. As stated by Rotoworld, he had been instrumental in building up the Red Sox' young big league talent and farm system.
The Boston Globe reported today that the Red Sox may not fill the GM vacancy created when Hazen left, instead using "other staffers to take on Hazen’s administrative duties". President of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski handles many of the duties traditionally associated with the general manager's position, leaving the actual GM's job in Boston as "essentially an assistant [position] with a lofty title but little power".
The Red Sox have also lost two other front-office members this offseason: Senior baseball analyst Tom Tippett, who had been with the organization for eight years, and director of sports medicine services Dan Dyrek, who had been with the Sox for five years.
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