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  1. 'Contract year' has a whole new meaning

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation was never an issue for Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, Shin-Soo Choo or Brian McCann. The loss of a draft pick didn't discourage the Mets from signing Curtis Granderson, but probably only because their first-round pick is prot...

    Blog | February 03, 2014
  2. Free-agent system needs fixing

    Buster Olney

    The five most prominent unsigned free agents -- Nelson Cruz, Ubaldo Jimenez, Ervin Santana, Kendrys Morales, and Stephen Drew -- are being weighed down by more than the draft-pick compensation to which they are tied. Drew and Morales have each suf...

    Blog | January 03, 2014
  3. 10 potential bargain starting pitchers

    Buster Olney

    Baseball executives expect the posting fee for Japan's Masahiro Tanaka -- just the cost to start negotiating a contract with him -- to go way beyond previous records. Because Matt Garza is not attached to draft-pick compensation, he's going to cost u...

    Blog | November 07, 2013
  4. 'Victims' of the qualifying offer

    Buster Olney

    There are always unexpected consequences with each labor agreement, and the most notable shift under the current deal is the draft-pick compensation drag: So many teams have become fully invested in drafting and developing that they shy away from som...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  5. Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse could be helped by a possible free a...

    Buster Olney

    Draft-pick compensation is hurting guys like Michael Bourn and Kyle Lohse in free agency, but Buster Olney outlines a possible loophole.

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2012
  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. MLB labor talks -- Sides close to OKing draft tweaks, sources say...

    Buster Olney

    Major League Baseball and its union appear to be close to agreeing to a draft structure that will serve to restrain signing bonuses -- something commissioner Bud Selig has wanted -- and could eliminate first-round draft pick compensation, sources said.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  9. Type A positive (and negative)

    Buster Olney

    For years, the Elias Sports Bureau rankings that determined what kind of draft-pick compensation would be attached to free agents meant nothing to some teams. For many executives, a gained or lost pick meant little, so the rankings had little impact ...

    Blog | November 10, 2009
  10. MLB -- Buster Olney -- Some free agents got a gift Monday, others...

    Buster Olney

    For some MLB players, being named a Type A free agent creates a great payday situation; for others, flexibility becomes totally limited and the option to sign with their desired teams is all but erased. The winners and losers are becoming clear.

    Blog | Conversation | November 10, 2009