A Decade of Franchise & Transition Tags

With this afternoon’s 4:00 PM ET deadline for teams to designate franchise and transition players for the 2010 season, following is a year-by-year look at the number of players “tagged” in each category over the past decade:

Season                        Franchise Tags            Transition Tags
2009                                          14                                           0
2008                                          12                                           1
2007                                           7                                            0
2006                                           3                                            3
2005                                         12                                            1
2004                                         10                                            1
2003                                           8                                            3
2002                                           9                                            0
2001                                           4                                            2
2000                                          9                                            1

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