LIVE THE DREAM!
Get Paid to Play Baseball
When you’re drafted or offered a pro baseball contract as an undrafted free agent with a major league team, your pro career will begin when you sign the Minor League Uniform Player Contract (UPC). Every player, from the $10 million bonus baby out of Cal State Fullerton to the fiftieth-round roster-filler from the Podunk Institute of Hog Farming, signs the same baseball contract; the UPC.
The core of this baseball contract—a collection of clauses that describe the terms of employment for any player in a major league organization outside of the big leagues—cannot be modified in any way. The UPC also contains three addendums: Attachments to the contract that are filled out together by the team’s representative and the signing player. These are unique to each player. The primary perk of the baseball contract that you’ll find in the addendums is what turns certain young players into very rich men: The signing bonus. You’ll also find the College Scholarship Plan and the Incentive Bonus Plan in the addendums.
If a pro baseball contract is your goal, please consider purchasing “Live The Dream: Get Paid to Play Baseball.” The information in this book will maximize your chances of making it happen!
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