A lot of people (four) have either e-mailed me about this or asked me about it on t’internet in recent days, about when players have to sign with a new team by in order to be eligible for the playoffs. Apparently there’s some confusion on the issue, particularly surrounding the March the 1st date.
So let’s clarify.
There is NO SIGN-BY DATE for playoff eligibility. You can sign whenever you want – even on the last of the regular season …
Players acquired via free agency or trade:
Players acquired via draft:
When you spend $162 million on only three players in one …