NEW CBA (GOOD), PENDLETON SAYS NO (BAD)
Terry Pendleton: The list of managers who don't want to come to D.C. is starting to grow longer than the list willing to take the job. Just like Girardi, Pendleton said all the right things right before telling the Nationals to go take a hike. Maybe the Nationals should hold a press conference and say, "You know, we got it wrong. Frank Robinson was the best man for the job all along." Then, they can fire him again next year and try this all again.
New Collective Bargaining Agreement: Good-good-good! The Nationals will still get a first round pick and a sandwich pick in exchange for the soon-to-be ex-National Alfonso Soriano. No longer will type "B" & "C" free agents bring the losing team compensation. Also (and this is a biggie), teams who don't sign their picks in the first three rounds will receive a similar pick the following year. No longer will 18 year old's hold a franchise ransom for millions of dollars. You don't want to sign? No sweat. Good luck next year (if you're willing to wait) and we lose absolutely nothing. What J.D. Drew did to the Phillies a few years back will be a thing of the past.
Have a good day, everyone. I'm going to be hiding from my wife until things settle down. Wish me luck.
Update: As usual, I got some facts wrong. Brian was kind enough to give me the straight poop:
Farid - Type B Players will still return a draft pick"Teams that lose a Type B free agent will now earn a sandwich pick instead of taking selection from club that signed player"It's just that a team will not lose a pick for signing a Type B
"Teams that lose a Type B free agent will now earn a sandwich pick instead of taking selection from club that signed player"
It's just that a team will not lose a pick for signing a Type B
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