Collective Bargaining Agreement Draft RumblingsBy
I’ve mentioned before that the upcoming CBA negotiations figure to change the draft in some significant way, but I don’t know how just yet. Jeff Passan hears that an international draft “remains extremely unlikely” for this round of negotiations, but MLB will fight tooth and nail over a hard-slotting system. “It continues to be an important component of the overall reform of amateur talent acquisition we want to achieve,” said MLB’s chief labor negotiator Robert Manfred, but three agents (including Scott Boras) were very clear in saying that they don’t believe it will ever happen. Not just this year, ever. I recommend giving the entire article a read, good update on this kind of stuff.