List Of Free Agents Who Will Cost Draft Picks

In case the fine distinction between Type A and Type B free agents wasn't confusing enough, MLB has added a new level of complexity to this offseason's class of ranked free agents. This year's Type A free agents have been divided into three groups and teams will only have to surrender draft choices for signing players from one of the the sub-groups. You can read about the details here and follow the arbitration offers with MLBTR's tracker, but if you're only concerned with the bottom line, look no further. Here are the six remaining players for whom teams will have to surrender a top draft pick this offseason:

Also note that the Phillies will surrender a draft pick for signing Jonathan Papelbon earlier in the offseason. No other free agents, even those who obtained offers of arbitration, will cost draft picks. This means fewer obstacles exist for teams wary of losing draft choices and more opportunities exist for ranked free agents looking to sign their next contracts. Middle relievers and second-tier position players are no doubt pleased that the MLBPA bargained for these changes.


26 Responses to List Of Free Agents Who Will Cost Draft Picks Leave a Reply

  1. Bombastic_Dave 4 years ago

    This is also the list of players not to be considered by AA for the 2012 Blue Jays roster.

  2. Tony DiQuattro 4 years ago

    Jimmy Rollins is probably the low man on this totem pole so it’s gonna hurt his negotiations most, I don’t know how the Phillies will fit another 8 figure player in their payroll but my guess is he stays.

  3. Mark Buehrle? 

    • Fred_G_Sanford 4 years ago

      no.  you see his name up there boy?

      • Howard 4 years ago

         Nope, and I think AA has to pretty much offer Kelly Johnson a 2 year 16m deal if he even wants to keep him, but we’ll see if he needs him to play 2nd or if theres cheaper internal options.

      • YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

        Don’t you mean “you big dummie”? Stay in character!!!

  4. Phillies look stupid now. Not only did they sign an overrated closer in Papelbon, they also have to give up a draft pick that they wouldn’t have had to give up if they had been patient. Nice job.

  5. In Reply to Camden P: Then do they wait for another team to sign Mads so they could get a BETTER pick? Read your comment over.

    • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

      Doesn’t change the fact that they gave up their 1st rounder for no reason.

  6. diehardmets 4 years ago

    Good think Reyes will still cost a pick. I (and I’m sure many other Patriot fans as well) would have been enraged id we lost him without getting at least a pick back. 

    • FrankTheFunkasaurusRex 4 years ago

      Even if he was a modified type A, the Mets could still get a 1st round pick for him, it’s just that the signing team doesn’t lose the pick.

      • MetsMagic 4 years ago

        I didn’t read the whole CBA, so does this mean if he signs with a bottom team like the Marlins we get a first rounder anyway, they just don’t lose theirs? 

  7. Haewon Kim 4 years ago

    Wasn’t it so that the first 16 or so teams that select on the next draft wouldn’t have to give up a draft pick to sign a Type A?

  8. Howard 4 years ago

     He might be a cheaper fit but will the Yanks want a guy who walked 7 batters in a playoff game?

  9. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    I agree. He IS a Boras client and there lays the problem. If he falls to something like 3/$30 then the Yanks should be in on him.

  10. Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

    Just booked some. At ITT Technical institute, very prestigious program. Devoted to help the illiterates, that of which you consider to be me. Thank you this revelation factors into the transfigurement of my perception of knowledge.

  11. MetsMagic 4 years ago

    The Yankees are not stupid enough to sign or not sign players based on SSS playoff stats. 

  12. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    hard to judge a guy off of one playoff game. it’s just as stupid as ppl swearing we should go after Lowe back in the day because he pitched well in the 2004 series.

  13. You might want some punctuation classes too. What a complete fail on your part.

  14. Ken Spliffey said a good reply, but DAL just burned him.

  15. Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

    Last time I checked this site was for baseball trade rumors, not for grammar and punctuation. If I have any excuse for my grammar or punctuation it would be that I am on my iPhone

  16. Dodgersarelife 4 years ago

    Be more benevolent and less banal in your suggestions for the corrections of my improper grammar and/or punctuation. Thank you.

  17. NYPOTENCE 4 years ago

    Damn, had a bad day?

  18. YanksFanSince78 4 years ago

    He’s a Mariners fan. he’s had about 162 of ’em in 2011 at least. Even the wins are usually ugly.

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