In Response to Re: 1st major trade of the season- Brewers get Francisco Rodriguez from Mets:
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: 1st major trade of the season- Brewers get Francisco Rodriguez from Mets : Ahhh I didn't know that.  I thought however that a team still gets a draft pick if another team signs him, and the arbitration pick was the supplemental round.  So couldn't Beltran still render one pick, and not two?  I know the system may be changing too, however this shouldn't be the main concern with picking up Beltran.  
Posted by ctredsoxfanhugh[/QUOTE]

I believe that only way that a team can get a draft pick without offering arbitration is if the other team signs the free agent before the deadline (Dec 1 ?) for offering arb.