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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. 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. 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
  8. 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
  9. '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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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