Why it's time to do away with draft pick compensation.
The most common (and my favorite) type of question that we get for our Effectively Wild email shows goes something like this:
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Ben and Sam discuss who did and didn't get qualifying offers, which player stands to lose the most money as a result, and why the system doesn't make sense.
Ben and Sam discuss Edwin Jackson and the rest of the Cubs' offseason signings and talk about how the specter of draft-pick compensation is affecting some free agents.
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November 7, 2012 5:00 am
What can we conclude from the free agents who did and didn't receive qualifying offers in the first season under the new CBA?
If you are wise, you will dread a prosperity which only loads you with more.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, “Compensation”
We now know which of the players who qualified for… um, a qualifying offer, received one. They were: