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15 Cards Six-Year Minor League Free Agents

Mike Smith won 11 for Memphis

Soon, 15 St. Louis Cardinals farmhands can walk away via six-year minor league free agency, including 11 members of the Triple-A Memphis Redbirds. Is that all bad?

It is again nearing the time each year when a number of minor league players earn the right to taste free agency. While the term is called "six-year minor league free agency", actually a player can experience free agency only following the sixth renewed year of his minor league contract. In other words, that means players who signed for the 2001 season are becoming free agents for the first time... Recommended Stories

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