Ufa is the capital town of the Russian Republic of Bashkortostan, also known as Ural Federal Russia. It is located on the river banks of the Belaya (White) River, near the bank of the Ural Mountains. During the early years of their rule, it was located in the center of town, on the bank of Ural Mountain. The most important ancient monuments in the town are the Old Town Square, Tverskaya (The Old Cathedral), St. Nicholas Church, the Museum of Ancient Things (Naukova imitates a Roman theater), the Pushkin Square (astronomical observatory), etc. In the middle of Ufa there are many modern apartment buildings and shopping complexes, plus a railway station, the only one in the whole of Russia. Most of Ufa’s inhabitants are Muslims.
On the contracts of athletes in the RFAS there are three unique options: One is the unrestricted free agent signing, Two is the multi-team signing and the last one is the restricted free agent signing. An athlete has to be a free agent on his contract date in order to be eligible for any of these options. The unrestricted free agent sign is when an athlete wants to sign a contract for a specific period of time and is interested to play for a specific club during that period. He has the option to negotiate a better deal with other clubs. He is not obliged to stay with the team for a certain period of time; he has the option to explore other possibilities.
RFAS players who have been registered with the organization for two years automatically become free agents. Two years after the date of registration, they can sign a one-year contract, a multi-year contract or a limited deal. Two years later RFAS will begin to list players who have not signed contracts for two years on their own lists. These players have to wait for the club to make their decision before they can sign a contract with another club. However, players who have been registered with RFAS for three years or more are not allowed to sign a new one-year or multi-year contract until all paperwork regarding their registration with RFAS has been completed.
As for players who have not signed one-year or multi-year contracts with the club yet but have been registered with RFAS for two years, they are required to wait until the end of their current season in order to sign a new contract with another club. However, it is not necessary for them to wait for their contract to end. They can sign a one-year deal during the first year of their registration with RFAS. After that they can sign a multi-year contract or a limited deal after eight seasons of service with the club.
The question now is – how come RFAS ended up doing this? Well, one possibility is that the players’ agent failed to submit a large enough offer to get the deal through arbitration. Another possibility is that the league did not allow for arbitration to take place because of concerns about the salaries of players who were on big contracts such as Alex Rodriguez and Babe Ruth. So instead of submitting a large offer to get the players’ contract through arbitration, the players simply agreed to accept the one-year, eight-figure deal that Ricco Rodman received from Yahoo! baseball.
The whole thing turns upon whether or not Rodman was worth the one-year, eight-figure contract that he was offered. Some people thought that it was a great investment for the Yankees; others thought that it was a bad move for the team. But whatever the opinion is, the arbitrator found in favor of Rodman and the arbitrator’s ruling was upheld by the courts. So the question becomes – what does RFAs have to do with free agency? Well, they have to do with signing bonuses, which are non-taxable, and the players actually have to agree to sign these bonuses if they want them. Without signing these bonuses, a player cannot legally sign a contract with any team until after he has reached the one-year, eight-figure level.