Re: Compensation for lost players???
posted at 12/4/2013 11:12 PM EST
In response to sportsbozo1's comment:
There is no A Pool or B Pool anymore. Yes, the rules have changed.
So what I'm reading here is they changed the rules! Because I know before if a team signed a player from pool A the team who lost the player was awarded the team signing the players draft picks based upon the players ranking in Pool A, example Ellsbury is the #2 in pool A and McCann was #4 so the first round pick would be given to the Sox and the Braves would pick up the 2nd round pick under the old format. Under the new one the Yankees just lose there 1rst and second round picks and two of their compensatory slots. meaning the Sox get one spot and the Braves get the other no matter what happens with Cano or Granderson? Or do the comp picks remain when Cano and Graderson leave?
No team gets another team's pick anymore.
It's really not as complicated as it sounds.
Teams losing a player that was offered a QO but refused it get a sandwich pick, if that player signs with any other team. Only players offered a QO and refusing it get you a pick.
Teams signing a QO player gets a bit complicated. If you sign a QO player you lose a pick. I just goes away. It does not go to the team that signed your player. If you are a bottom 10 team, you do not lose your 1st round pick by signing a QO FA: it is "protected", so you lose your second round pick or a sandwich pick, if you have one. If you sign 2 QO free agents, you lose your first pick (if it is not protected) and a later pick.
There are only 13 players who were offered a QO and declined it:
Beltran, Cano, Choo, Cruz, Drew, Ellsbury, Grandy, Jimenez, Kuroda, McCann, Morales, Napoli, & Santana
3 are our players, so we will get 3 sandwich picks (between 1st & 2nd rounds) if other teams sign our guys. If we sign one of our own players, we lose the sandwich pick. If we sign another team's QO FA, we lose our first round pick.
The Yankees have signed 2 QO players, so they lose their first round pick. Everyone below them in draft order moves up one slot.
It is possible the Sox could, if they do not sign any QO FAs including their own, move up 11 more slots if 11 different teams (all without protected picks) sign the remaining 11 QO FAs. Also, if 12 teams have lost their 1st round pick, the sandwich pick round begins directly after the 18 teams (30-12=18) make thier first round selections. The best the Sox could do is get pick #18, and then 3 sandwich picks between #19 and 30 (not likely).
I hope that makes it clearer.