Comments on: CBA Updates: Progress Made http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/cba-updates-progress-made.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 04:23:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/cba-updates-progress-made.html#comment-10152 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:54:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21340#comment-10152 I’m not sure how much it will affect trade values. Players still get traded, despite the Type A/Type B status. The Orioles, for example, might have been better off keeping Derrek Lee and offering him arbitration, hoping that he nets them a first round compensation pick. Instead they took Aaron Baker, who isn’t anywhere near the value of a first round pick.
The big thing this would change is the market for relievers. Teams have been hesitant to give up draft picks to sign relievers over the last few years, and rightfully so when you consider how little value relievers have, and how easy they are to find.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/cba-updates-progress-made.html#comment-10151 Wed, 09 Nov 2011 14:40:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21340#comment-10151 If the Type A draft picks go out the window. Could this lead to a lot more trading going on? Instead of keeping a “Free Agent- to- be” now because he could net you a first or supplemental or 2nd round pick, teams will probably start trading more to gain value. Is this right or wrong?

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