Comments on: A Closer Look At the CBA http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sat, 31 May 2014 02:31:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10830 Fri, 25 Nov 2011 08:12:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10830 The day the DH comes to the NL is the day I stop wathcing baseball.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10826 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:39:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10826 The latest CBA is, to me, a trigger for calling for revocation of MLB’s Antitrust exemption. The exemption only serves as a platform from which a few owners and players can pocket monopoly rents. It is, in a word, a racket.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10824 Thu, 24 Nov 2011 18:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10824 What’s to stop a team from only signing 5-10 draft picks overall and using all of their money on overslot deals for those guys? That way we could spend the complete $7 MM we get alloted, get a handful of legitimately talented prospects, then fill in the organizational depth positions with independent league guys or minor league free agent signings. I think it would be wise to prioritize a small number of impact signings at the expense of a large number of Kelson Browns and the like.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10814 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 22:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10814 Thank you for the clarification.  With the #8 pick this year they should have about 9.5 million for the first 10 rounds then can give a few guys 100,000.  making it a 10 million dollar draft which is about what they have been spending until last year with the Josh Bell signing.  Could be worse

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10812 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:55:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10812 Bonuses in rounds 11-50 can only be up to $100 K. Anything over $100 K gets deducted from the bonus pool. So if a team spends $5 M on a 12th round pick, $4.9 M gets counted towards their total spending.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10811 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10811 Tim????

The pool of money each team gets is for the first 10 rounds correct?  11-50 they can spend as much as they want?  Why would “Josh Bells” not get selected until round 11 and then be paid 5 million?

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10810 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 21:46:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10810 I have seen alot of national talk shows and have not heard anybody discuss the draft changes or bring up the inequties of the system I guess they are afraid of the unions too.

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By: john.alcorn http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10808 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 20:33:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10808 That has been the rule already, type A free agents always have cost the signing team a 1st round pick unless its in the top of the first round (in that case its a 2nd round pick). The new rule only slightly tweaks this.

The problem is that the rich teams often receive extra picks as they lose players so it compensates for the lost picks when they sign guys. The new agreement does curb this somewhat with less compensation free agents in general.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10807 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:56:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10807 It sounds like any team signing a big name free agent (pujols, fielder, etc) will lose their first round pick? That’s actually pretty huge. It would mean a handful of teams will be losing first round picks every single year (the Yankees may never see another pick in the first round), making sandwich picks more like back-end first round picks and second round picks more like comp picks. Teams like the Pirates who will never contend for a Pujols or Fielder won’t have to worry about this, making it somewhat of a comparative advantage.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/a-closer-look-at-the-cba.html#comment-10806 Wed, 23 Nov 2011 19:53:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21804#comment-10806 I was not referring to the movie, I was referring to the issue the way I see it, if stats say one thing and a scout says something else the stats win out most of time.

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