Joel Sherman had a report yesterday that said Major League Baseball would be getting rid of Type B picks as part of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Sherman tweeted today that he made a mistake, and that there will be Type B free agents this off-season. He added that some of the Type A free agents like Kelly Johnson, Matt Capps, and Octavio Dotel, who would be hurt by their Type A status, will drop down to Type B free agents this off-season.
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