The collective bargaining agreement talks are at the ten-yard line, a source tells ESPN's Buster Olney. The latest…
- There will be no agreement this week, tweets Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Look for a deal around Thanksgiving, tweets Kevin Goldstein of Baseball Prospectus.
- One idea discussed is a ceiling for draft bonuses based on slot recommendations for the first ten rounds, reports Olney. There would be no need to adhere to slot for individual picks, but if a team exceeded the recommended ten-round total they'd be taxed the first time and would "lose a top pick" the second time.
- Negotiations are in progress for first-round draft pick compensation to disappear, according to Olney. I take this to mean that a team signing a Type A free agent would never have to surrender its first round pick.