Is New Compensation System Hurting Big Name Free Agents?

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Is New Compensation System Hurting Big Name Free Agents?
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This year a major change was made in the way baseball handles draft-pick compensation for free agent signings. Gone were the Type A and Type B free agents, and now there's just one type, and a team had to offer a one-year contract worth $13.3 million (the average salary of the top 125 free agents from the previous winter) to qualify for the draft pick.

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