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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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There is no other source for the said free agency rumour but what is true is that indeed both James and Love have virtual expiring contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2014-2015 season.
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.
Vladimir Guerrero, Pedro Martinez Highlight 39 Players Filing for Free Agency on Friday (http://bizofbaseball.
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.
3) The only theoretical difference between free agency and the reserve clause system would be that under free agency players accrue a significantly greater part of their value; rents would transfer from owners to players rather than a change in player allocation.
Owners say salaries in the era of free agency are ruining teams.
Lewis implied, free agency is the natural consequence of natural laws and elements that neither accommodate our personal whims nor restrain our misdemeanors.
I don't think you're ever going to see that happen again with free agency.
On the question of free agency--the ability of players to sell their services to the highest bidder once their contract runs out--Weiler has this to say: "If we must choose just between the traditional reserve system and unrestricted free agency, the latter is a far better instrument for improving sports welfare--whether viewed as allocative efficiency in enhancing the quality of the game for fans or distributional equity in sharing games between owners and players.
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.
There have been eight work stoppages in the turbulent quarter century that has cradled the evolution of free agency in Major League Baseball (MLB).
Driven by free agency and exploding salaries, team owners and CEOs are manipulating the market in ways long since discredited by conventional businesses.
Club owners and players fought over salary caps, free agency, reallocation of revenues from more prosperous to less prosperous teams, salary arbitration, and other contentious issues.
This agreement produced Free Agency and the NFL salary cap, which sets a maximum of $37.
the NFL, the landmark antitrust jury trial which led to the establishment of free agency in the National Football League.