Re: had not heard this B4-is it true
posted at 1/8/2013 2:30 PM EST
In response to EdithBRTN's comment:
Re: LaRoche / Napoli
posted at 1/6/2013 12:31 PM EST
"And really, it is not even about the draft pick. The real issue is the slot money associated with the pick. The way I understand it, and I might be wrong, the Sox lose any slot money with their associated pick, and therefore this handicaps their ability to pay overslot on their first round pick."
IMO, it is as much about the draft pick as it is about the slot money. Under the new CBA, teams will no longer receive another team's first round pick PLUS a supplemental pick, as they did with Type A free agents. The best any team can receive if a free agent walks is one supplemental pick.
In the 2011 offseason, there were 37 free agents who were offered arbitration and 29 susbsequent supplemental first round picks in the 2012 draft. In 2012, there were only 9 qualifying offers given, or at most 9 potential supplemental picks in the 2013 draft.
The opportunity for teams to pick up extra picks in the 1st round is almost nonexistent. For someone like Hamilton, the qualifying offer is a no brainer. For someone like Cody Ross who might have netted a supplemental pick as a Type B in the past, the decision is not so simple. Chances are, if you give him a qualifying offer, you wind up with an overpaid player for the following year instead of the coveted draft pick.
That does not address the OP's reason for starting the thread:
I knew the team signing the FA lost slot $
never heard/knew the team losing the player gains slot money
did you ? just wondering if it's true
Try reading again, troll.