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Question for the Seamheads

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by heyabbott, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Do the Yankees get draft picks since they lose Rodriguez to FA?
  2. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    I don't think so. I don't think there was compensation on a second free agent contract because the whole point was that there was compensation for the costs of minor league development. If somebody would trade for a person who had not been a free agent, those costs would in theory be caught.
  3. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  4. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Are you sure? I thought I read somewhere that the Red Sox would get compensation if Lowell left, but I could be wrong.
  5. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Assuming the Yankees offer Rodriguez arbitration, which they will, they'd be entitled to Type A free agent compensation, which is the first-round pick that belonged to the signing team and a sandwich pick. The top 15 overall picks are protected.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    There is no arbitration to offer. He opted out of the contract.
  7. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    Is there an exception for opt-outs? If so, I'm unaware of it. All other free agents are eligible for the arbitration process, if they choose.
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    A-Rod is not eligible for arbitration. He opted out of a contract and made hmself a free agent.
    Arbitration is designed to "protect" the team that had prior contractual rights to a player. A-Rod terminated the contract. The Yankees have no rights to offer arbitration.
  9. jagtrader

    jagtrader Active Member

    You're right. J.D. Drew did not bring draft compensation last season.
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