Sunday, October 22, 2006

Checking in from the road

I didn't think I'd take the time to make a post on the road but I read this tidbit this morning and it's huge
"According to Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News, draft-pick compensation for departing free agents has been eliminated as part of the new CBA set to be announced within the next couple of weeks."

This means a lot, it means whoever signs Zito, Soriano, Schmidt and so on does not have to give up a draft pick to do so. Also, on a Jays perspective, they could not receive compensation for a team signing Zaun, Cat or Speier. So not sure if this is positive or negative news but I don't like it, losing a player without compensation will hurt smaller market teams. Billy Beane is cursing somewhere right now

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