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  1. Royals punished by CBA; LDS picks

    Keith Law

    By the standards of their own recent history, the Royals had a very successful season. The team won 86 games, their best record since 1989, and they outscored their opponents on a season for the first time since 1991. Their two biggest offseason acqu...

    Blog | October 03, 2013
  2. 2013 draftees who've helped, hurt stock

    Christopher Crawford

    One of the good things about the draft rules set in place by the new collective bargaining agreement is the mid-July signing deadline, which means players have to be in your system by the middle of July. In other words, it essentially guarantees that...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  3. Day two highlights and lowlights: NL

    Christopher Crawford

    More draft content: Pick-by-pick analysis | Top 100 | AL best second round | NL best of second round It was an interesting day two, one that saw the new collective bargaining agreement draft rules play a key role in how teams went about their resp...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  4. Jed Lowrie of the Oakland Athletics among players acquired in Feb...

    Paul Swydan

    Paul Swydan breaks down three of the more important trades from the past month.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2013
  5. Travis Hafner among free-agent bargains who are still available -...

    Ben Lindbergh

    Ben Lindbergh of Baseball Prospectus looks at 10 available free agents who could be huge bargains.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2013
  6. New CBA a problem for free agents

    Buster Olney

    When the terms of the new labor agreement were negotiated a year ago, the rules about draft-pick compensation were changed in an effort to help free agents. In the past, there had been instances of second- or third-tier players not getting offers b...

    Blog | December 19, 2012
  7. New collective bargaining agreement causing problems for free age...

    Buster Olney

    The new collective bargaining agreement is causing problems for free agents such as Rafael Soriano, Nick Swisher and Adam LaRoche. Buster Olney explains why.

    Blog | Conversation | December 19, 2012
  8. Miami Marlins trade a precursor to future labor unrest - MLB

    Buster Olney

    The Marlins big trade demonstrates the growing gap between the Haves and the Have-Nots in MLB, writes Buster Olney.

    Blog | Conversation | November 15, 2012
  9. Mike Zunino and other 2012 draft prospects off to strong starts -...

    Kevin Goldstein

    Kevin Goldstein looks at 10 players selected early in the 2012 draft whose stocks are already on the rise after strong starts to their professional careers.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2012
  10. The fallout of Mark Appel not signing with the Pittsburgh Pirates...

    Keith Law

    Keith Law says Mark Appel not signing with the Pirates is a sign the new draft system doesn't work.

    Blog | Conversation | July 13, 2012
  11. Scott Boras has ideas he'd like to see baseball adopt for the dra...

    Kevin Goldstein

    This is the first season the MLB draft's new rules will be in place, and that creates new opportunities for Scott Boras and his elite clients.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  12. Chicago White Sox need to rebuild for the future, and that will b...

    Matt Meyers

    ESPN Insider Matt Meyers writes that the Chicago White Sox probably won't contend in 2012, have a farm system in need of repair and face new CBA rules that will affect the future value of assets. This means one thing: It's selling time on the South Side.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2011
  13. CBA scorecard: Players gain, Boras loses

    Jim Bowden

    For reference, the summary of Major League Baseball's new collective bargaining agreement is here. As a whole, the MLB's new collective bargaining agreement is a fair and balanced deal that placates many of the agendas of many parties. The deal al...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  14. The drawbacks of the new CBA

    Buster Olney

    There are three ways for teams to acquire high-end talent, an AL executive said Tuesday afternoon in the hours after the new labor agreement was announced: 1. Teams can invest in free agents, as the Philadelphia Phillies did with Cliff Lee, and as t...

    Blog | November 23, 2011
  15. By controlling draft spending, the new CBA could further hamper s...

    Buster Olney

    Buster Olney writes that while the industrywide perception regarding MLB's new CBA is not unequivocally negative, some clubs feel that limiting draft spending will only continue to harm small-market teams. Plus, the latest MLB hot stove news.

    Blog | Conversation | November 23, 2011
  16. New CBA a net loss for baseball

    Keith Law

    Earlier today, MLB announced the details of a new collective bargaining agreement, which changes a lot of rules around the draft and international scouting as well as some rules for minor league free agents, on drug testing, and on the All-Star Game....

    Blog | November 22, 2011