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  1. Morales generating interest?

    AJ Mass

    Last season, Kendrys Morales didn't generate much interest on the free agent market, most likely due to the qualifying offer he had received and the draft pick compensation tied to his signing. This offseason, no such albatross exists, and several te...

    Blog | December 01, 2014
  2. The market for Kendrys Morales

    Doug Mittler

    Baseball's First-Year Player draft is less than a week away, and few people are looking forward to its conclusion more than Kendrys Morales. The draft pick compensation for the free agent first baseman will finally be lifted, automatically lifting h...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  3. '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
  4. Medical concerns with Drew?

    Doug Mittler

    Free agent shortstop Stephen Drew has undoubtedly seen his market value dragged down by the issue of draft pick compensation after he turned down Boston's $14.1 million qualifying offer. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News floated another poss...

    Blog | January 07, 2014
  5. 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
  6. Kendrys Morales at a discount?

    Doug Mittler

    Among the free agents still looking for work is first baseman/DH Kendrys Morales, who posted solid numbers for the Seattle Mariners last season (.277/.336/449 with 23 homers), but has seen his market hampered by draft pick compensation. This may b...

    Blog | December 23, 2013
  7. 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
  8. '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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Analyzing the compensation picks

    Jason A. Churchill and Kiley McDaniel

    To find a complete pick-by-pick analysis of the first round in the 2012 MLB draft, click here. Below is a breakdown of the picks in the compensation, or supplemental, round from Jason A. Churchill and Kiley McDaniel. Note: For a complete explanation...

    Blog | June 04, 2012
  16. Live pick-by-pick analysis

    Jason A. Churchill, Kiley McDaniel and Keith Law

    On the evening of the first round of the 2012 MLB draft, MLB draft experts Jason A. Churchill, Kiley McDaniel and Keith Law will provide pick-by-pick analysis in the first round.(Click here for analysis of the compensation round.) Before diving in...

    Blog | June 04, 2012