29 Oct 2007
If you are not in New York, follow this link if you are interested in listening. I will be picking up my daughter, so please post a comment if you hear anything good.
Oct 29, 2007 @ 22:58:54
Peter- any idea about what, if any, compensation draft picks the yanks will get when A-Rod leaves?
Oct 30, 2007 @ 00:53:29
My understanding of the new CBA means that assuming the Yankees offer A-Rod arbitration (a given) They would get two picks since he is a Type A Free Agent. One of those picks will be a sandwich pick at the end of the first round. The second is based on where the team that signs him is drafting. If they are in the top-half of the draft, the Yankees get their 2nd rounder. If they are in the bottom, the Yankees get that actual pick.
Oct 30, 2007 @ 08:07:47
Peter, didn’t the new CBA eliminate comp picks? I thought at some point they were no longer going to have those.
Oct 30, 2007 @ 09:11:53
The way I read the new CBA was that they eliminated compensation picks for Type B+C free agents, those are now a sandwich pick after Round 1 for B and totally gone for C. In addition, the narrowed the definition of Types A+B from the top 30/50% of a position to the top 20/40%. So you have less FA’s who cost compensatory picks.
If you are feel like punishing yourself, take a read to this http://mlbplayers.mlb.com/pa/pdf/cba_english.pdf
Page 72 is where the draft compensation talk starts.