NEWBERG REPORT PLUS — OCTOBER 21, 2006

Tracy Ringolsby of the Rocky Mountain News reports that the Players Association and MLB will finalize an agreement on a new deal before the World Series ends, two months before the current CBA is set to expire, and that, as part of the new deal, draft pick compensation for teams losing free agents will be eliminated.

Sure hope he’s wrong about that last part.

You can read more from Jamey Newberg at www.NewbergReport.com.

3 Comments

OUCH!! on your last sentence! If draft pick compensation is eliminated, the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. The Yankees and the Red Sox of the world will tilt the game to extremes of the haves and have nots. Teams like the Pirates and the Royals will have no shot at even getting to the playoffs in the near future, hurting MLB’s profitability and eventually, the players’ ability to make money.

I sure hope they re-think that part. My Astros are a middle market team and luckily for us in Houston, Drayton McLane will spend the money when necessary to buy a championship hope, but I sure hope it isn’t necessary!

OUCH!! on your 2nd to last sentence! If draft pick compensation is eliminated, the rich get richer and the poor stay poor. The Yankees and the Red Sox of the world will tilt the game to extremes of the haves and have nots. Teams like the Pirates and the Royals will have no shot at even getting to the playoffs in the near future, hurting MLB’s profitability and eventually, the players’ ability to make money.

I sure hope they re-think that part. My Astros are a middle market team and luckily for us in Houston, Drayton McLane will spend the money when necessary to buy a championship hope, but I sure hope it isn’t!

Thatis really going to hurt the lower rung teams All of us in the middle will bw the same The others will just keep on spending.

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