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Old 11-29-2021, 04:45 PM
 
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If a player gets traded or transfers in the middle of the season, how do they have time to pack and move everything when its right in the middle of the season? All the phone calls, getting your utilities turned on, unpacking, etc. If you're playing a baseball game almost every night, you have no time to move. So how do they do it?
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Old 11-29-2021, 05:02 PM
 
Location: Phila & NYC
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In most cases they are married and their spouse handles everything. Otherwise they hire a personal assistant. At new location they live in a hotel until they find a more permanent place. Front office personal help as well.
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Old 11-30-2021, 11:08 PM
 
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This is a business. Business moves are made out of necessity usually. So being traded isn’t usually a big surprise, and shouldn’t be.

With the amount of money these guys are making, they can afford to have their furniture and things moved with proper services.

It’s a good question because front office personnel should take into consideration the toll this has one and their family. If your kids go to school in the Bay Area, for example, and you get traded to Minnesota, you gotta buy them winter jackets and a new school district to enroll in. Hopefully, you will be moving to a city you are scheduled to visit, which would make things easier.
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Old 12-01-2021, 05:28 AM
 
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If your kids live in the Bay Area and you’re traded to Minnesota, you live in a hotel room or a furnished executive apartment for a few months. The team probably has staff to present a few temporary housing options and lets the new player pick.
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Old 12-01-2021, 06:07 PM
 
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I wonder if the players pay all their own moving costs, or do the teams do that?
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Old 12-01-2021, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Sometimes they buy the home of the player they were traded for. Not too often but it happens.

Most players have a home somewhere. The family doesn't move every time the player does. He only needs a decent hotel room.
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Old 12-08-2021, 01:42 PM
 
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If a player gets traded or transfers in the middle of the season, how do they have time to pack and move everything when its right in the middle of the season? All the phone calls, getting your utilities turned on, unpacking, etc. If you're playing a baseball game almost every night, you have no time to move. So how do they do it?
In the MLB, teams employ front office persons to help arrange travel for traded players, temporary housing, brokers for something permanent, and so on. If you are in a relationship, a partner can help with these things, but I get the point. It is still a lot.
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Old 02-18-2022, 02:49 PM
 
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Some players are traded during their final free agent season. They rent a hotel for the rest of the season, and then go home. If the team they were traded to signs them to a contract, they'll buy a home there. Also older 33 year old players who are merely throw ins in a big trade are fully aware they are not long term with new team and will do the same thing.
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Old 02-20-2022, 10:07 AM
 
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Some players are traded during their final free agent season. They rent a hotel for the rest of the season, and then go home. If the team they were traded to signs them to a contract, they'll buy a home there. Also older 33 year old players who are merely throw ins in a big trade are fully aware they are not long term with new team and will do the same thing.
The MLB trade deadline is July 30. There’s 2 months left to the season and you’re traveling for half of it. It would be really surprising for any MLB player to not do a hotel or an executive apartment. You’re only going to sleep there 30 nights. What’s the MLB minimum salary once the new contract is signed? At least $600k. You’re doing 30 nights in the best hotel suite in town.
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Old 02-20-2022, 10:59 AM
 
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It is a very stressful lifestyle, and one of the reasons (including injuries and performance issues) why most pro athletes retire at such early ages, trading million-dollar contracts for slower-paced, less physically-demanding lives.

They are owned. They are managed. They have VERY little freedom. If they are traded, they have to pack up and go. Perhaps leave the spouse and kids behind, and wait until the season is over to reunite properly. It's not for everyone. I've known several who quit/retired because of the demand.
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