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WABronco
10-21-2006, 07:25 PM
http://www.rockymountainnews.com/drmn/mlb/article/0,2777,DRMN_23924_5083133,00.html

No more draft pick compensation for losing free agents, and bonus money will now be slotted by draft pick.

Best part? EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

I take it this means no more waiting until the Winter Meetings for FA to begin.

This really puts the screws on a guy like Billy Beane though...ouch.

Clockwork Orange
10-21-2006, 08:52 PM
And yet still no salary cap. ::)

Drek
10-21-2006, 08:55 PM
And yet still no salary cap. ::)

There is a lot of problems behind trying to salary cap MLB. A salary floor would do more for competative balance than a ceiling would.

Oh, and Fox Sports' website disgarees with this, their source tells them that draft pick compensation will be revamped, not removed entirely, and they mention nothing about pick slotting. Both would be necessary to balance the draft, but I doubt both will happen in the same bargaining agreement.

Clockwork Orange
10-21-2006, 09:26 PM
There is a lot of problems behind trying to salary cap MLB. A salary floor would do more for competative balance than a ceiling would.

I agree that a salary floor is necessary, but the cap is just as important.

Pendejo
10-21-2006, 10:04 PM
I agree that a salary floor is necessary, but the cap is just as important.

I doubt we'll see a cap in MLB. The union is too strong. If the owners stage a lockout they're going to doom themselves.