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CBA Updates: Progress Made

CBA Updates: Progress Made

Major League Baseball didn't see a new Collective Bargaining Agreement announced today, although there have been a few reports of progress that was made today:

-Ken Rosenthal said that significant progress was made in the CBA talks today.

-Buster Olney reported that the owners and the union were looking at solutions for Type A free agency.  Olney mentioned two solutions:

1. Instead of the new team giving the old team a draft pick, the old team would get a compensation pick between the first and second round.  Currently Type A and Type B free agents get a first round compensation pick.  The difference with Type A players is that they also get a second pick, coming from the team.  Olney wasn't clear on whether teams would still get two picks for their departing Type A free agents.

2. Teams would have to offer 120% of the player's previous salary, or an average of the top five highest-paid players at his position, whichever is higher.  This is similar to the NFL's Franchise ta...

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