We've heard a lot about the Collective Bargaining Agreement talks as it pertains to the draft and free agency. Melissa Segura of Sports Illustrated tweeted a CBA update on the changes that could be coming to the international market. Segura reports that the new CBA is said to include a hard cap and floor for international signings.
This raises a lot of questions, specifically centering around the definition of "international signings". I assume this means players from the Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and the other usual sources of international talent. I wouldn't imagine this would include Japan or Cuba, since those players are seen more as MLB free agents, rather than international free agents. The current prices for the Japan...
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