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(sports) the state of a professional athlete who is free to negotiate a contract to play for any team

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Armed with around $70 million in cap space, Pace has the bankroll to make an impact in free agency and enter the draft with a balanced roster.
Or in a situation where I'm worried or talking about free agency all year long.
The Heat then swooped in Monday, according to the Associated Press, with their lone chip remaining to put into play in free agency, the $2.
A first-generation player agreeing to a contract spreading into free agency chooses to postpone possible future negotiations with any major league team for a potentially much higher salary.
Rohan Connolly's capturing of the state of social relations in the Australian Football League (AFL) competition provides an insight to how the recent introduction of free agency is perceived.
He had won the past two NL Cy Youngs (in 2008 and 2009) and would've been eligible for four years of (pricey) arbitration before hitting free agency.
On the other hand, some players or owners may not be wealth maximizers or there may be transactions barriers that allowing free agency (i.
Vladimir Guerrero, Pedro Martinez Highlight 39 Players Filing for Free Agency on Friday (http://bizofbaseball.
Of the 210 baseball players who filed for free agency at the end of the 2003 season [The Sporting News 2004 Baseball Guide, p.
Louis Cardinals outfielder Curt Flood might have accepted his 1969 trade for Allen, rather than challenge the reserve clause all the way up to the Supreme Court, indirectly ushering in the era of free agency.
1) Owners supporting the reserve clause, a system that allowed teams to retain a player's rights indefinitely, argued that free agency would lead to league domination by teams with the largest markets, destroying competitive balance.
COACH: How has the promotion of free agency in the NFL changed the game?
Once you have defined sports as a "product" and fans as "consumers"; and once you have agreed that their devotion to their teams is a form of "consumer welfare" and that free agency is the best way to achieve "allocative efficiency," you have not just committed an aesthetic atrocity.
The mouse-print body text of the NFL Draft and Free Agency Newsletter is apparently no problem for football draft fans, teams and agents used to reading newspaper box scores and statistics.