hitting this older thread, my understanding is that the transfer rules will be voted on shortly, possibly this month. This hits particularly close to home now that my son is transferring. I'm hoping they change, and I do believe that the "sit a year" is ridiculous. Particularly when the transfer is through no fault of his own.
'm hoping they change at some point, but have little faith that they'll change in time to benefit my son- he's going to continue pursuing his baseball career at a juco in florida, then see how things shake out next year.