Old Sneakers wrote:Sucks, I know. However the team will do a great deal better once it starts to lose pitching through free agency and starts becoming compensated for the loss
Isnt the compensation a lot less now?
I looked into this, and you appear to be completely correct.
After the 2012 draft, free agents will no longer be classified by "type". Instead, a team will only be able to receive compensation if it makes its former player an offer at least equal to the average of the 125 richest contracts.However, if a player is traded during the final season of his contract, his new team will be ineligible to receive any compensation.
Looks like we will see more trades in a players last 2 years with his original team. Also 125 richest contracts doesn't sound all that fantastic. Only way a team can make out here is if salaries continue to skyrocket. I don't see that being the case, some gradual increasing sure. But Baseball isn't near so popular as it once was.