The earlier date would come before clubs started signing players after the 2001 season.
"But I think they felt they'd have a better chance of signing me after the season because of the cap."
He also signed a three year extension after the 2011 season.
He signed with the Colorado Rockies after the 2004 season.
The Chill usually are made up of former college baseball players with talent to sign professional contracts after the season.
He signed another new contract with Houston after the 2011 season.
He signed with the Panthers after the 2006 season but was cut before the 2007 season.
He signed with Boston after the 1976 season as one of the first high profile big money free agents in baseball.
Sign him again after the season when he becomes a free agent.
Liriano also signed a 1 year contract after the season.