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  1. Where will Kendrys Morales sign?

    David Schoenfield

    Once the amateur draft begins on Thursday, expect free agent Kendrys Morales to sign a deal soon after. That's when Morales will no longer be tied to draft-pick compensation, thus making his services more attractive. Morales should expect a deal less...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  2. Will Masahiro Tanaka be posted?

    Richard Durrett

    The baseball world, including the Texas Rangers, is waiting to see if Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka will be posted. If he is, it would put another big name on the free agent market, one that is not tied to draft-pick compensation, but instead woul...

    Blog | December 19, 2013
  3. Scott Boras says MLB's new free agency rules unfair

    Scott Boras has routinely made millions for his clients in free agency but a change in the compensation rules this year has the super agent questioning the fairness of the system.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2013
  4. Alderson: 5th year big issue in Bourn loss

    Adam Rubin

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- As much as the draft-pick compensation issue was highlighted as an impediment to signing Michael Bourn, Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that a fifth-year vesting option based on performance offered by the Cleveland Indians also ...

    Blog | February 13, 2013
  5. Source: MLB's Bourn stance unchanged

    Adam Rubin

    Matthew Stockman/Getty Images Michael Bourn PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- A source briefed on the draft-pick compensation issue related to Michael Bourn said Major League Baseball's stance on whether the 11th pick ought to be protected has not change...

    Blog | February 07, 2013
  6. Wright made recruiting pitch to Bourn

    Adam Rubin

    Significant issues such as contract demands and draft-pick compensation are stumbling blocks, but David Wright did make a recruiting call to free-agent outfielder Michael Bourn. "I just wanted to let him know that he would be a great addition here...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  7. J-Wilp: Dickey, Wright trades last resort

    Adam Rubin

    Getty Images Jeff Wilpon said it would be preferable for R.A. Dickey and David Wright to play out options rather than trade them. Despite losing Jose Reyes a year ago with only draft-pick compensation, chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon maintained...

    Blog | November 20, 2012
  8. AFC North weekend mailbag

    Jamison Hensley

    Let's try to open some mail before another AFC North player gets the franchise tag or gets cut ... Lance from Akron, Ohio, writes: Do the Browns get draft pick compensation if Peyton Hillis leaves? Jamison Hensley from AFC North headquarters re...

    Blog | March 04, 2012
  9. 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
  10. Washington Nationals offer Adam Dunn salary arbitration

    The Washington Nationals have offered salary arbitration to first baseman Adam Dunn, assuring the team of receiving draft pick compensation if he signs elsewhere as a free agent.

    Story | Conversation | November 23, 2010
  11. A look at possible draft pick compensation

    Richard Durrett

    Tim Darley, a regular blogger at ESPN Dallas and someone very interested in Type A and Type B free agents and their compensation, sent this over about where the Rangers stand today based on the projections done by (which tries to p...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  12. Analyzing the Hill trade by the Falcons

    Pat Yasinskas

    Posted by's Pat Yasinskas Nice move by Atlanta general manager Thomas Dimitroff on Tuesday morning as he traded for cornerback Tye Hill. We don't know exactly what kind of draft-pick compensation the Falcons had to give to the Rams yet...

    Blog | September 01, 2009
  13. Three teams have multiple first-round picks

    Keith Law

    The Padres, Blue Jays, Rangers and Giants were nicely compensated with a combined 27 picks in the first two rounds.

    Story | Conversation | June 01, 2007
  14. Tank of the night: Blue Jays

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday, I wrote about how MLB is essentially encouraging tanking by tying free-agent compensation and draft budgets to a team's final position in the overall standings. Since the first 10 picks in the first round are protected if a team signs a f...

    Blog | September 05, 2013
  15. Tank of the night: Phillies

    On Wednesday, I wrote about how MLB is essentially encouraging tanking by tying free-agent compensation and draft budgets to a team's final position in the overall standings. Since the first 10 picks in the first round are protected if a team signs a...

    Blog | September 04, 2013
  16. Winning in 2013 could cost Chiefs

    Bill Williamson

    Sports Illustrated has the details on the remaining compensation the Kansas City Chiefs owe San Francisco in the Alex Smith deal. If the Chiefs finish the 2013 season 8-8 or better, it's a second-round pick in the 2014 NFL draft. If not, Kansas City ...

    Blog | May 06, 2013