Comments on: MLB Close to New CBA http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 03:27:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10261 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10261 There is no real advantage the big market teams are very capable and willing to invest in over slot players. Bad teams have to pay more because they draft higher. There was nothing stopping the Yanks or red sox from drafting Josh Bell other than they liked a guy better that had a better chance of signing. I think Bell has been the exception to the rule. A lot of teams draft overslot players, I think it all comes down to scouting and developement. Scouting being the key.
The big problem is the compensation. teams get picks for having marginal players, wjile teams like the pirates have to sit back and wait 60 picks until their next chance. 

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By: Mike Adamson http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10259 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 23:48:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10259 More reason why most Pirate/Small market fans ignore baseball

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10258 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 22:22:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10258 It would appear that MLB wants to take away most of the avenues that the small market teams have to acquire above average talent.

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By: Anonymous http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10256 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:32:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10256 You have to keep in mind that the rich teams make decisions for the owners and the rich players make decisions for the union. Once you acknowledge this fact, everything else makes sense.

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By: MarcH http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10255 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 19:23:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10255 Can the Pirates and other small market teams vote against this?

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By: Michael Shaeffer http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10252 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 17:59:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10252 Only the MLB could actually make it harder for small market teams to compete. Unreal.

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By: David Kaufman http://www.piratesprospects.com/2011/11/mlb-close-to-new-cba.html#comment-10251 Sun, 13 Nov 2011 16:38:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=21498#comment-10251 nooooooooooooooooooooo

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