Havok1517 wrote:I think Jim Bowden just lost his job (kinda funny how stupid he was)...
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.
It's something the two sides have talked about for years and that it's happening now won't come as a surprise to any teams. Still, it's going to hurt that Alfonso Soriano, Barry Zito and Jason Schmidt will all find new teams without their former clubs receiving anything at all in return. Unfortunately, it was the rich teams, especially Boston of late, that took the greatest advantage of the system. Instead of ditching it altogether, MLB could have tried coming up with a better system, one that actually rewarded the poor teams. Too bad expending effort on something that doesn't involve steroids or an immediate finanical gain is simply beyond the commissioner's office these days.
Source: Rocky Mountain News
I had heard for months they were trying to get this in the new CBA, but I thought for sure they would grandfather it for this year.
anybody know when the current CBA expires?
I bet there is a loophole in there somewhere
and yes, Jim Bowden is about the dumbest GM ever.
Why anybody signs a paycheck for that guy is beyond me.