I think “embargoed” here means locked in - guaranteed that an agreed upon list of players will all be there to choose from. Bloom is saying that’s not the case. Instead, I think they have a list of players from which Bloom can pick, but guys whom KC and the Mets could also trade or pull back from that list. ALL of the possible players aren’t locked in. They’ve just agreed on a group of guys who are in play to be the PTBNLs. Or, it could also mean that KC and NY have identified guys who are NOT available, but anyone below/outside of that list is fair game.“We have frameworks in place with the clubs as to how and when we’re going to do that,” Bloom said. “There’s not names of the players we’re embargoing right now.”
With regard to the PTBNLs, I'm interested how this will work. If the Sox don't have a list of potential names, will the Royals/Mets get to list X number of untouchable players and then the Sox can pick?